HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The current administrator for the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency is stepping down, the state announced Friday.
Doug Mayne will be leaving his position on Sept. 10 after spending the past three and a half years in his role at HI-EMA, overseeing personnel and coordinating with disaster response agencies. According to the announcement, Mayne will be moving back to Washington state to be closer to his aging parents and in-laws.
"He was instrumental in the revision of the laws governing emergency management in the State of Hawaii," said Maj. Gen. Arthur "Joe" Logan, state adjutant general and director of HI-EMA. "Thanks to Doug's research and hard work, we now have a statute reflecting that counties are in charge of Emergency Management in their jurisdictions. The revision of the Hawaii Revised Statue also clarified the Governor's and Mayors' roles before, during, and after an emergency, and updated decades old references to out of date federal laws."
Vern Miyagi, executive officer for HI-EMA, has been appointed to fill the administrator position.