Mayor-Elect Richard Bissen introduced extra appointments to his cupboard together with:
- Andrew Martin as Prosecuting Lawyer;
- Scott Teruya as Director of Division of Finance; and
- Jordan Molina as Director of Division of Public Works.
As Prosecuting Lawyer, Martin will lead a employees of near 90 staff together with a crew of greater than 30 deputy prosecuting attorneys. He was beforehand a prosecuting lawyer with the County from 2005 to 2010, and once more from 2015 till he was appointed in 2021 as Maui County Prosecuting Lawyer.
As a deputy, Martin prosecuted murder, sexual assault, home violence circumstances and was accountable for overseeing attorneys within the Circuit Court docket, Household Court docket, Felony Screening, Appellate, and Vehicular Murder and Highway Security Items.
Whereas in personal observe from 2010 to 2015, Martin specialised in prison protection. He obtained his Juris Physician from the Arizona State College Sandra Day O’Connor School of Legislation and earned a Bachelor of Arts diploma from the College of San Diego the place he graduated with honors.
Teruya, with 11 years because the County’s Actual Property Tax Administrator and 4 years because the County’s Finance Director from 2019 to 2022, will proceed to supervise a division accountable for the general monetary administration of County departments.
The Division of Finance’s gross assessments of roughly $59 billion generates over $430 million from actual property taxes. In 2021, the division started accumulating Transient Lodging Taxes and anticipates accumulating roughly $60 million in fiscal 12 months 2023. Collectively, they account for about 83% of the County’s common fund and 46% of the County funds.
Teruya obtained his Bachelor of Arts diploma in Enterprise Administration from the College of Hawaiʻi and has been a Licensed Residential Appraiser within the State of Hawaiʻi since 1997. He earned an Evaluation Administration Specialist designation from the Worldwide Affiliation of Assessing Officers and helped to ascertain a Hawaiʻi Chapter of the IAAO.
Molina will lead a division with over 300 staff and a $100 million greenback funds encompassing the three working divisions of engineering, highways, and improvement providers.
He has managed civil engineering tasks, each as a contractor and a public utility operator, labored as a civil engineer with the County’s Division of Water Provide and served as a legislative analyst with the County’s Workplace of Council Companies.
Molina has served because the division’s director since April 2022 and its deputy director previous to that since 2019. A graduate of Kamehameha Colleges Kapālama, Molina earned his Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering from Oregon State College and is a 2014 graduate of the Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows management program.
“Having Andrew, Scott and Jordan proceed to guide their groups ahead will give continuity in departments that do vital work on behalf of our folks,” stated Mayor-elect Bissen. “I’m happy that they may be capable of contribute their experience, convey skilled management, and proceed with their public service as heads of their respective departments in my administration.”
The appointments are topic to affirmation by the Maui County Council.