Arakawa names nominee for Public Works director
WAILUKU — Maui County Mayor-elect Alan Arakawa last week announced his nomination of David Goode as incoming director of the Department of Public Works.
“Having worked well with the County Council, administration and constituents in resolving issues relating to permit issuance, project conditions and fast-tracking county projects during his tenure as deputy director and director of the Public Works Department between 1995 and 2002, David will be a great asset to Maui County and will be instrumental in fulfilling our administration’s goals in getting Maui County back on track,” said Arakawa.
Currently working as president of KSD Hawaii, Goode is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.
His previous experience also includes project management for Schuler Homes on Maui, Kauai and Oahu and owner of a general contracting firm in California.
Goode is currently on the board of directors of the Carden Academy of Maui and state Board of Land and Natural Resources. He is president of the Maui Contractor’s Association. “I am excited about returning to the department and focusing our efforts on improving the building and subdivision permit process, bringing more Federal Highways funds to the county and providing topnotch customer service from our guys and gals who are maintaining our roadways and drainage ways. I am confident that with the team that Mayor-elect Arakawa has assembled and with this current council, we can achieve these goals,” said Goode.
Arakawa also announced his appointment of Rowena Dagdag-Andaya, presently a second grade teacher at Kahului School, to serve under Goode as deputy director.
Prior to her employment at Kahului School, Dagdag-Andaya worked as a planner for Munekiyo & Hiraga on a wide range of residential projects, community facilities and commercial developments, appeared before the County Council, has gone through the Hawaii Revised Statutes 201(h) process in expediting affordable housing projects and provided key GIS mapping support for company projects.
She has served on boards of several community and professional organizations, including the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA), United Filipino Council of Hawaii and Maui Police Commission. She is currently a board member for the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation.
“I am honored by the mayor-elect’s decision to appoint me as a member of his cabinet. I am humbled by this opportunity to serve the public as deputy director of the Public Works Department and excited to be working alongside Director David Goode,” said Dagdag-Andaya.
“Rowena’s combined experience as an educator and as a planner have prepared her well for a career involving leadership and management, in which the abilities to interact effectively with individuals and stakeholder groups, identify and analyze complex issues, develop innovative solutions with a group, serve as an advocate and speak persuasively are essential skills,” said incoming Managing Director Keith Regan.