J. Kalani English

Hawaii State Senator, 6th District, Democratic  



  • Gender
    Male

    Hometown
    Paia, HI

    Education
    Attended, Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2003
    Attended, Flemming Leadership Retreat I and II, 2003
    Attended, Henry Toll Fellowship Program, Council of State Governments, 2003
    Attended, Leadership Academy for Asian Pacific American Elected Officials Program, 2000
    Attended, Pacific Century Fellows Program, 1999-2000
    Paralegal Certificate, Maui Community College, 1996
    MA, Pacific Islands Studies, Univesity of Hawaii, 1995
    Certificate, Institute of Culture and Communications, East West Center, 1989-1991
    BA, Pacific Islands Studies, Hawai'i Loa College, 1987-1989
    Certificate, Center for Public and Business Administration Education, National Chengchi University, 1988.

    Professional
    Advisor, National Tropical Botanical Gardens, 1995-1997
    Chief of Staff, Hawaii State Senator Avery B. Chumbley, 1995-1996
    Advisor, Permanent Mission of the Federated States of Micronesia to the United Nations, 1993-1996
    Associate Editor, Na Po'e Hawaii Magazine, 1994-1995
    United Nations Correspondent, Samoa News, 1994
    Lecturer, Visitor Industry Training and Education Center, 1993-1994
    Lecturer, Maui Community College, 1991-1994
    Case Manager, Hui No Ke Ola Pono, 1992-1994
    United Nations Commission on Human Rights, 1993
    Earth Summit, United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, 1992
    Administrative Aide, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, State of Hawaii, 1991-1992.

    Political
    Senator, Former Senate Floor Majority Leader, Hawaii State Senate, 2000-present
    Councilmember, Maui County Council, 1997-2000.


    Congressional Membership
    Appointed, Local Government Advisory Committee, United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2000-present
    Energy Institute, National Council of State Legislators, 2003
    Head of Delegation to Rapa Nui, Sister City Agreement, 1999
    Appointed, Advisor, United States Delegation, United Nations General Assembly for the Review and Appraisal of the Implementation of the Program of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, United States Permanent Mission to the United Nations, 1999
    Member, Maui Economic Development Board, 1997-1999
    Chair/Vice Chair, Maui County Cultural Resources Commission, 1992-1997.

    Organizations
    Member, Hawaii Cultural Foundation, 1996-present
    Board Member, Maui Arts and Culture Center, 1993-present
    Executive Committee, Board Member, Maui Visitor's Bureau, 1999-2000
    Member, Council On Aging, County of Maui, 1998-2000
    Member, International Pushkin Bicentennial Committee, 1999
    Member, Maui County "Public, Educational and Government" Cable Television Public Access Consortium, 1997
    Vice President/Founding President, Hui 'Aina O Hana, A Native Hawaiian Land Conservation Organization, 1991-1997
    Board Member, Honolulu Media Council
    Board Member, Maui Chamber of Commerce.

Hawaii
Last Update
11/28/2009
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