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Historic Ala Moana Pumping Station

News from the KIA Board

At the January 2023 KIA Board Meeting, the following officers were nominated and elected to serve throughout this year:

Jon Lee, KIA President

Terri Miyazu, KIA Vice President

Kurt Murata, KIA Secretary/Treasurer

New KIA Board Member

Also elected as a KIA Director was David Na, the Branch Manager for Central Pacific Bank’s Ward Branch. David has been with the bank since 2020 and has worked with various lines of business within the bank’s extensive networks. David’s banking career began as a Management Trainee with Central Pacific Bank and has been assigned to various Downtown Honolulu branches and the West Oahu branch network. Prior to banking, David had been with Longs Drugs / CVS Health for over 13 ½ years holding positions from the retail stores, to Store Management and Corporate training positions within the State of Hawaii. When not working, as a single father David spends his time on supporting his daughter with her volleyball club and her education.

KIA 2023 Renewals

Mahalo to the following KIA members who have renewed their 2023 membership since the January newsletter:

Bergeman Group, Central Pacific Bank, Cushman & Wakefield ChaneyBrooks, dooplikit , Down to Earth Organic & Natural Kaka`ako, Hawaii Hochi dba Obun Hawaii, KCAA Muriel Preschool, Logos Bookstore of Hawaii, Inc., One Pacific Realty

Sherry A. Goya, LLC, Sofos Realty Corporation, Territorial Savings Bank, WCIT Architecture, Inc.

For those who have not yet renewed their 2023 KIA membership, please use the renewal form attached to this newsletter. If paying with a charge card, the completed form can be emailed to Sherry Goya, KIA Executive Director at If paying with a check, mail the completed form to KIA at P. O. Box 3776; Honolulu, HI 96812.

KIA General Membership Meeting

Over forty KIA members and guests attended the January 19th KIA General Membership Meeting at Dave & Buster’s on Wednesday, January 25th. The delicious bento lunch was provided by KIA and subsidized by Dave & Buster’s. The meeting started on time and ended within an hour and a half.

Lori Kahikina, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) had a very informative Powerpoint presentation. It included their project overview, with a map of the project route, forecast of project funding, and their progress toward completion. HART has provided many different outreaches to businesses and communities along the route, with ongoing communication. Photos of some of the stations were shown, as well as the Rail Operators Center in the Leeward area. Visit their website at for information and sign up for their meetings and weekly eBlast notifications.

From Kamehameha Schools was Emily Davids, a Planning and Development Manager, with projects including the Kaiāulu ʻo Kakaʻako Master Plan for the Our Kakaʻako community. Her PPT included an overview of their projects which is 29 acres of Mauka lands, originally planned for nine full-block parcels, 2,750+ residential units and 300,000 square feet of commercial space. Photos shared were of SALT, of the artwork throughout Kakaako, as well as the future outlook of the area.

The last PPT presentation was from Cord Anderson, a member of the development team at Ward Village for The Howard Hughes Corporation. He shared photos and talked about the projects which have recently been completed or have just begun. Ko`ula saw residents moving in last October, Victoria Ward Park Makai started construction to be completed in 2024, and The Park Ward Village started last October, with Ulana Ward Village starting in December, but both will be completed in 2025. There are vibrant streetscapes and parks along the HHC properties. Photos of the Auahi Street improvements showed the “before and after” results; and the Ala Moana Boulevard pedestrian overpass will be completed in late 2023.

2023-2025 KIA Membership Directory

A “revised” KIA membership directory advertising form was recently emailed separately with changes to the dimensions of the full, half, and quarter ad sizes. If there are any questions, feel free to email or call/text Sherry at 808-722-8487. The deadline for the form and PDF advertisement is due Monday, March 6th.