HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Governor Neil Abercrombie on Friday announced Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) Director Alapaki Nahale-a will leave the department on May 15. His resignation was accepted this afternoon.
"Working for state government at this level has been a rewarding experience but also taxing on a number of levels," said Director Nahale-a. "While I am proud of all that we've accomplished so far, the decision for me to move on is what I believe is best for my family, which is my number one priority."
Director Nahale-a will assist in transitioning his successor following the legislative session. Governor Abercrombie will immediately begin the search for a replacement.
"Alapaki is a man who has and will do good things for Hawai'i, especially Native Hawaiians. While I am saddened by his resignation, I am very proud of the work that he has done," stated Governor Abercrombie.