What are boards and commissions?

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 in

There are over 170 state boards and commissions that are established by the State of Hawaii Constitution, state statutes, and executive orders. Boards and commissions provide an opportunity for a cross-section of Hawaii’s residents to offer vital input.

Boards and commissions are designed to give citizens a voice in their government and provide a means of influencing decisions that shape the quality of life for the residents of our state. Participation on a board or commission is one of the most effective steps citizens can take in having an active voice in their government.