HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell headed out of the state Monday evening to fly to a national meeting in Washington D.C.
Caldwell’s office says he will be attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors 87th Winter Meeting where he will share issues challenging the islands on a national stage.
Issuing including affordable housing, homelessness, transportation, climate change and resiliency, according to his staff.
While he is away, Managing Director Roy K. Amemiya Jr. will serve as Acting Mayor.
Adding to his agenda in D.C., Caldwell will officially extend the invitation to the nation’s mayors to attend the summer meeting in July, which will be held in Honolulu for the first time in more than 50 years.
The last meeting held in Oahu was at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. President John F. Kennedy spoke at the event to speak about civil rights.
more than 300 mayors and 1,500 participants are expected to participate.