According to a notice in the April 26, 2009 edition of the Honolulu Advertiser, the Trustee Screening Committee appointed by the Probate Court in January 2009 has nominated three candidates from which the Court will select one Trustee for Kamehameha Schools.
The nominees were whittled down from 68 candidates, they are: Anthony Ching, Executive Officer of the Hawaii Community Development Authority, State of Hawaii; Micah Kane, Chairman of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands ("DHHL"), State of Hawaii; and Raynard Soon, former Kamehameha Schools executive and ex-DHHL Chairman.
As the largest private landowner in the state, the Trust has a big impact on land use development in Hawaii. According to the The State of Hawaii Data Book 2007, the Trust owned 365,760 acres of land in Hawaii in 2003, the second largest private landowner was Parker Ranch who owned just 134,446 acres by comparison.
According to the notice, the public is invited to submit written comments before 4:00 p.m. on May 26, 2009. Contact Inkinen & Associates for more information.