OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA’s New Strategic Priorities

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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) has started the strategic planning process to develop its Strategic Plan for 2020+. An important part of this process is engaging with our stakeholders. In May and June 2019, we will be working with Native Hawaiian communities to determine OHA’s focus for years to come. We welcome your manaʻo and invite you to complete a short survey by close of business on June 6, 2019.

Strategic Plan Framework

Our Hawaiian ancestors understood that the well-being of our community rested upon the inter-relationship of how we conduct ourselves, steward the islands we call home, and fulfill the responsibility of caring for our families, all within both the physical and spiritual realms. They also understood that successfully maintaining lōkahi meant careful observation, knowledge gathering, and informed decision making to achieve pono. OHA is striving to embrace this time-tested wisdom through our strategic framework.

Strategic Priorities: Educational Pathways, Economic Stability, Quality Housing, and Health Outcomes

Strategic Plan Framework Long Description

OHA’s Strategic Planning Process

The OHA Board of Trustees (BOT) have completed Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Strategic Planning Process. In Phase I the BOT re-affirmed their commitment to OHA’s vision and mission. During Phase 2, the Board identified their strategic framework which recognized the foundation of Native Hawaiian communities as ʻĀina, Mo‘omeheu, and ʻOhana. Further identified were the following strategic directions: educational pathways, economic stability, quality housing, and health outcomes.

Beneficiaries and other community members now have an opportunity to provide input on topics the BOT should consider during Phase 3 of the process.  Additionally, community input sessions will be held throughout the pae ʻāina.

Strategic Planning Process

Strategic Planning Process Long Description

Attend a Strategic Planning Session

OHA will host nine community meetings across the state in May and June 2019 to inform the public about OHA’s 2020+ Strategic Plan and to hear from our beneficiaries. All meetings are scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. and end by 7:30 p.m.

  • May 20, Maui, Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St., Wailuku, HI 96793
  • May 22, Hilo, Hawaiʻi Island, UH Hilo Hale ʻŌlelo, 113 Nowelo St., Hilo, HI 96720
  • May 23, Waiʻanae, Oʻahu, Waiʻanae High School Cafeteria, 85-251 Farrington Hwy., Waiʻanae, HI 96792
  • May 24, Waimānalo, Oʻahu, Blanche Pope Elementary School Cafeteria, 41-133 Huli St., Waimānalo, HI 96795
  • May 28, Lānaʻi, Lānaʻi Community Center, Eighth St. and Lānaʻi Ave., Lānaʻi City, HI 96763
  • June 3, Kona, Hawaiʻi Island, West Hawaiʻi Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy., Kailua, HI 96740
  • June 4, Hauʻula, Oʻahu, Hauʻula Elementary School, 54-046 Kamehameha Hwy., Hauʻula, HI 96717 (new addition to the schedule)
  • June 5, Kauaʻi, Kauaʻi Community College Cafeteria, 3-1901 Kaumualiʻi Hwy., Līhuʻe, HI 96766
  • June 6, Molokaʻi, Kūlana ʻŌiwi, Mauna Loa Hwy., Kaunakakai, HI 96748

Interested in attending? RSVP at oha@dtlstudio.com.

The public is also invited to share manaʻo on OHA’s new strategic plan via a web survey.

Media Promotion

Read the OHA Media Release announcing OHA’s Strategic Planning Process, May 13, 2019. 

Promotional Fliers

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