The goal of West Hawaii
Community Forums is to hold informative, educational
and interactive forums on topics which are important
to our communities.
West Hawaii Community
Forums are generally held the second Tuesday of the
month September through May with a break in
December. Forums may be in Kailua-Kona or other
communities in the West Hawaii region.
Admission is free and everyone is
invited to attend and participate.
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Community Enterprises resumes its 2014 Community
Forums on Wednesday, October 15 at 6:30 and
Thursday, October 16 at 6:00 pm at the Maka’eo
Pavilion, Old Kona Airport State Park.
On Wednesday, October 15 at 6:30 pm there will be a
special presentation “Earthquakes in Hawaii: What we
all should know—and do.” The Island of Hawai‘i has a
long history of destructive earthquakes, and some
have severely impacted West Hawai‘i—most recently,
the magnitude-6.7 and 6.0 earthquakes on October 15,
2006. But there are actions you can take to prevent
or minimize personal injury during the next “big
one.” Please join Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
seismologist Wes Thelen as he presents an overview
of damaging earthquakes in Hawaii, including current
theories on where and why they occur and what you
can do to keep you and your family safe when they
do—and learn about the 2nd annual Great Hawaii
ShakeOut, a statewide earthquake awareness and
preparedness event. Wednesday, October 15, 6:00
p.m., Maka‘eo Pavilion Old Kona Airport State Park,
On Thursday, October 16 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, the
community forum will focus on Hawaii County Real
Property Taxation. Stan Sitko, Hawaii County Real
Property Tax Administrator will present, “Real
Property Tax Assessment – 101.” Hawaii Council
Member Margaret Wille will highlight the work of the
Hawaii County Real Property Taxation Task Force.
Council Members Dru Kanuha and Karen Eoff will also
provide County Council updates.
Community Enterprises Inc. is a private non-profit
organization with a 501c (3) designation from the
IRS. Its mission is to bring educational resources
to the residents of West Hawaii so they can better
participate in the public policy issues that affect
their lives and their communities. The events are
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For more information please call John Buckstead at
326-9779 or email at
Community Enterprises Inc. is
a private non-profit organization with a 501c (3)
designation from the IRS. Its mission is to bring
educational resources to the residents of West Hawaii so
they can better participate in the public policy issues
that affect their lives and their communities.