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Councilman Mike Victorino to speak at Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber dinner

By Staff | Apr 7, 2016

Mike Victorino has served on the Maui County Council since 2006 and is currently amid 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.

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

“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 Ho’apili 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.

The deadline to register is Sunday, April 9. To reserve your spot, visit www.mnhcoc.org or call 874-2426.

Victorino’s long service to the Maui community includes the Maui Jaycees, Hawaii State Jaycees, Maui County Board of Water Supply, and Hawaii State Board of Education. He was director of the Maui County Fair from 1997 to 2005.

He is also on the board for the Maui Economic Development Board, Maui Family Support Services and Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center.

Since 1990, he has been a member of the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal organization.

Born on Hawaii Island, he attended Hilo College, Hawaii Community College and Maui Community College. Mike and Joycelyn have two sons, Michael Jr. and Shane, and five grandchildren.

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.