Mayor Bernard Carvalho announces incoming cabinet

LIHUE (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kauai County Mayor Bernard Carvalho announced his incoming cabinet and leadership team Wednesday.

The cabinet and leadership team will take effect upon the mayor's inauguration on Dec. 1 at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.

"I'm very proud of the team that we've assembled. Each one brings experience, knowledge and commitment that will help us move forward on many important initiatives over the next four years," Carvalho said.

The mayor's cabinet appointees include:

Managing Director Gary Heu, County Attorney Al Castillo, Finance Director Wallace G. Rezentes, Jr., Deputy Finance Director Sally Motta, County Engineer Larry Dill, Deputy County Engineer Lyle Tabata, Director of Parks and Recreation Lenny Rapozo, Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation Ian Costa, Director of Economic Development George Costa, Housing Director Eugene Jimenez, and Transportation Director Celia Mahikoa.

Other mayor-appointed staff include:

John Isobe, Boards and Commissions Administrator; Janine Rapozo, Risk Management Administrator; Kylan Dela Cruz, Manager, Civil Defense; Donald Fujimoto, Environmental Services Officer – Solid Waste and Wastewater; Beth Tokioka, Director of Communications and Mary Daubert, Public Information Officer.

Department heads and their deputies include:

Director of Personnel Services Malcolm Fernandez, Director of Liquor Control Eric Honma, Director of Planning Michael Dahilig, Chief of Police Darryl Perry, Deputy Chief of Police Mark Begley, Fire Chief Robert Westerman, and Deputy Fire Chief John Blalock.

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