Board of Trustees
OHA Board of Trustees (BoT) Meetings - Livestream
Livestreams of the Oʻahu BoT meetings may not always be available. Please refer to the schedule below for more information. For the BoT meeting schedule and agendas, please click here.
OHA's Board of Trustees (BOT) is composed of nine trustees who are elected to their seats in public elections open to all State of Hawaii voters. Four of the nine positions on the Board are designated as at-large seats representing the state as a whole, while the other five trustees represent each of the following districts: Hawaii Island, Maui, Molokai and Lanai, Oahu, and Kauai and Niihau. While there are residency requirements for candidates seeking the district seats, all voters statewide are permitted to vote in each of the OHA races. Trustees are elected to their seats for four-year terms, and there is no limit on the number of terms a trustee may serve.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for setting OHA policy and managing the agency's trust. The Board meets regularly at the agency's headquarters in Honolulu, and at least once annually on each of the major islands.
Each of the trustees sits on the Board's two standing committees: the Committee on Asset and Resource Management (ARM) and the Committee on Beneficiary Advocacy and Empowerment (BAE). The ARM Committee recommends policies for the management of the agency's investment portfolio and other OHA fiscal and budgetary matters, in addition to policies relating to land use, native rights and natural and cultural resources. The BAE Committee focuses on the agency's legislative and advocacy efforts, as well as OHA programs that address issues relating to health, human services, education, housing, land use, environment and natural resources.
The ARM and BAE committees convene regularly – both separately and jointly – and the committees' approved actions and recommendations are forwarded to the full Board for consideration and final approval.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas and Minutes for all meetings conducted by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees may be found here.
BAE & ARM