E komo mai

It is the year 2020.

Our island community values and protects our land and natural resources, beauty, and culture because we understand how they nurture and sustain our bodies, spirits and livelihoods…

Three Guiding Principles

“Kauaʻi:  Sustainable, Prosperous and Living Aloha”

Aloha is Kauaʻi’s Spirit

To enfold everything we do, think and say in Aloha, the Spirit of Love, is the essence of Kauaʻi’s Spirit.  How we live with each other, how we plan for the future, how we treat the ʻaina, (the land and the natural environment) and how we resolve conflicts in our families, our community and our world must be infused with aloha.  Love is the only way to true freedom, harmony and peace.

 

"Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono"

  Our state motto says, “The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness,” that the ends cannot justify the means. We cannot perpetuate life or land without rightness of spirit, thinking or action.  The process (and who we become in that process) is as important as the outcome.

Sustainability

Sustainability is inherent in aloha and pono.  All human activity must respect the limits of nature, taking only what is needed and not from future generations.

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I have known JoAnn for many years and have admired her for her dedication and commitment to serve our island community.  Her ability to ask tough questions even in the face of opposition is admirable. Over her many years of public service, she has set a high standard of excellence for others to emulate and her focus has always been to improve and better our lives.She is truly one of Kauaʻi’s outstanding daughters. We need her leadership!

Uncle Nathan Kalama

Beloved Kupuna and Kumu Hula

A dedicated leader committed to life-long learning, JoAnn has grown and adapted at pace with Kauaʻi’s needs. A true measure of a leader is one who continually seeks truth and uses it for the betterment of all. With her unwavering commitment to Kauaʻi, JoAnn uses this skill to make a positive difference in the future of our island. As the world around us changes rapidly, her vision and clarity are matched equally with sound solutions that address the core issues of our island society.

JoAnn’s experience, wisdom and competence are balanced with aloha, making her a clear choice for the success of our County Council.

Mason Chock

Council Member, County Council, Kauaʻi

I have known JoAnn for many years and have admired her for her dedication and commitment to serve our island community.Her ability to ask tough questions even in the face of opposition is admirable. Over her many years of public service, she has set a high standard of excellence for others to emulate and her focus has always been to improve and better our lives.She is truly one of Kauaʻi’s outstanding daughters. We need her leadership!

Sue Boynton

CEO, Sue Boynton Photography

As a young person going off to college, I support JoAnn Yukimura because she is always thinking about young people and the future that is being created for us on Kaua’i. For example, she recognizes the importance of the performing arts and gives time from her busy schedule to be on the board of KPAC (Kauai Performing Arts Center).

She also knows how important the Kauaʻi Bus is to young people who can’t drive. I am confident that JoAnn Yukimura will work for a bright future for me and other young people.

Sara Morimoto

Student, Western Washington University

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