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Previous Newsletters photo courtesy of HCDA

Historic Ala Moana Pumping Station

KIA Board News

Happy New Year from the KIA Board Officers and Directors, who look forward to a good year that will offer two General Membership Meetings, two Networking Events, and the Invitational Golf Tournament.

At their January board meeting, the 2020 President, Jeff Sandborn, Vice President Kelton Kato, and Secretary/Treasurer Kurt Murata were voted in office. Directors of the 2020 KIA Board are Gary Evora, Andrea Galvin, Mark Higa, Jared Kashiwabara, Paul Kimura, Michael Libertini, Stanford Ono, Dexter Okada, Peterson Rosario, and Steven Sullivan.

KIA 2020 Membership Renewals

Mahalo to the following companies who have renewed their KIA membership for 2020:


Bergeman Group

dooplikit LLC

Chuck’s Corvette Clinic

Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation

Hon Graphics

Kaa Ltd.

KCAA Preschools of Hawaii

Keola Lai

King Street Properties, LLC

Limit, LLC

MD Restoration

Obun Hawaii Inc

Pacific Electrical Sales Agency

Sofos Realty Corporation

Stanford Carr Development, LLC

Sunshine Scuba

Synergy Design Inc.

Territorial Savings B ank

The Ihara Team

U. Okada & Co., Ltd.

2020 KIA Invitational Golf Tournament

The KIA Board has reserved the Hawaii Prince Golf Club in Ewa Beach as the location for this year's golf tournament to be held on Friday, August 21st, starting with lunch and ending with a awards dinner. Anyone wishing to be on the golf committee should email Sherry Goya, KIA Executive Director at or call/text her at 808-722-8487. An initial meeting will be held at the end of January, with plans made know in every monthly issue of the KIA newsletter.  Proceeds will go to the KCAA Muriel Preschool located in Kakaako.

KIA General Membership Meeting

RSVPs are being taken for the first KIA General Membership Meeting for 2020, to be held on Wednesday, January 29th from 11:30am at Dave and Buster’s. There is no cost to KIA members to attend, along with one guest. Lunch will be provided; so any no-shows should reimburse KIA the $15 lunch cost. RSVP to Sherry Goya, KIA Executive Director at with company and attendee(s) name for name tags to be provided.


City & County of Honolulu's transfer of 41 acres of lower Kakaako park land from HCDA

Office of Hawaiian Affairs update on Kakaako properties

Michele Nekota

Georgette Deemer

From the City & County of Honolulu, the guest speakers will be Michele Nekota, Parks and Recreation Department Director, and Georgette Deemer, Deputy Managing Director.

OHA will be represented by Jonathan Ching, Land and Property Manager, and Miles Nishijima, Land Assets Director.

RSVP to Sherry Goya, KIA Executive Director at with company and attendee(s) name for name tags to be provided.