According to a July 16, 2010 news release, the governor has appointed Charles Jencks to serve as an interim commissioner on the state Land Use Commission (LUC). Jencks will replace former LUC commissioner Ransom Piltz, who recently stepped down to run for mayor of the County of Maui.
Jencks formerly served as the Director of Public Works and Waste Management under then mayor Linda Lingle. Jencks is currently a representative for Honua‘ula Partners, LLC, which is the developer of the contentious Wailea 670 project on Maui.
Jencks may serve out Piltz's term, which ends in 2014.