Will Discuss 2016 Local Political Races 

MNHCoC April 2016 General Meeting - Guest Speaker Mike Victorino

KAHULUI, HI – Maui County Councilmember Mike Victorino will be the featured speaker at the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce (MNHCoC) membership dinner at 5:30 pm, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the Maui Tropical Plantation. He will preview county and state political races in the November election and discuss issues of concern for Maui citizens.

Michael P. Victorino has served on the Maui County Council since 2006 and is currently serving his final term. He is the Chair of the Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee and Vice Chair of the Water Resources Committee and Land Use Committee.  He is also a member of the Budget and Finance Committee; Committee of the Whole; Housing, Human Services and Transportation Committee; Economic Development, Energy, Agriculture and Recreation Committee; and Planning Committee.

Mike’s long service to the Maui community includes the Maui Jaycees, Hawaiʻi State Jaycees, Maui County Board of Water Supply, Hawaiʻi State Board of Education, and Director of the Maui County Fair from 1997-2005. He is also on the board for the Maui Economic Development Board, Maui Family Support Services and V.P. of Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center.  Since 1990 he has been a member of the Catholic fraternal organization, Knights of Columbus. Born on Hawaiʻi Island, he attended Hilo College, Hawaiʻi Community College and Maui Community College.  Mike and his wife Joycelyn have two sons, Michael Jr. and Shane, and have five grandchildren.

“We look forward to hearing about Councilmember Victorino’s perspectives on the upcoming primary and general elections,” said MHNCoC President Doreen Napua Canto. “He and his wife Joycelyn are members of our chamber so they have a good understanding of issues that could affect Native Hawaiian business owners, their employees and families. With the recent announcement of HC&S exiting sugar, our members want know what candidates for political office plan to do to about maintaining a balanced economy that includes agriculture as we move into campaign season.”

In addition to networking, the event includes a buffet dinner, catered by Hoʻapili Ane. Cost is $20 for members paid in advance at www.mnhcoc.org or $25 at the door. Non-members will be charged $30 at the door. Deadline for RSVPs is Sunday, April 9. To reserve your spot, visit www.mnhcoc.org or call 808.633-3079.

MNHCoC’s mission is “to promote and sustain Hawaiian values and culture, and enhance the socio-economic status of Native Hawaiians in business and as individuals.”  Membership is open to anyone with an interest in perpetuating the spirit of Aloha through commerce, culture and community.


Contact: Teri Freitas Gorman
808.298.5071 (or email)