MEETING OF THE
COMMITTEE ON BENEFICIARY ADVOCACY AND EMPOWERMENT
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Viewable at www.oha.org/livestream OR
Listen by phone: (213) 338-8477,
Webinar ID: 864 0827 3707
Due to the threat
of COVID-19, Governor Ige issued the Emergency Proclamation Related
to the COVID-19
Response, dated August 5, 2021 that suspends parts of Hawai‘i Revised
92, Public Agency Meetings and Records to, among other things, enable
boards to conduct
business without any board members or members of the public physically
present at the same location.
The OHA Board of Trustees and its Standing Committees will hold virtual meetings until further
notice. The virtual meetings can be viewed and observed via livestream on OHA’s website at
www.oha.org/livestream or listen by phone: (213) 338-8477, Webinar ID: 864 0827 3707
Call to Order
Public Testimony on Items Listed on the Agenda* (Please see page 2 on how to submit written
testimony or provide oral testimony online. Oral testimony by phone will not be accepted)
Approval of Minutes
A. August 4, 2021
B. August 18, 2021
A. Action Item BAE #21-04: To Approve the First Term Native Hawaiian Revolving Loan
Fund Board of Directors, Maui Island (Wayne Wong) and Hawaiʻi Island (Kristin
B. OHA Federal Legislative Positioning – Matrix† - Advocacy (Washington, D.C. Bureau)
If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact Raina Gushiken at telephone
number (808) 594-1772 or by email at: email@example.com no later than three (3) business
days prior to the date of the meeting. Meeting materials will be available to the public on Friday, September
10, 2021 and posted to OHA’s website at: www.oha.org/bae In the event that the livestream public broadcast is interrupted and cannot
be restored, the meeting may continue as audio-only through the phone and Webinar ID provided at
the beginning of this agenda.
†Notice: The 72 Hour rule, pursuant to OHA BOT Operations Manual, Section 49, shall be waived
for distribution of new committee materials.
* Public Testimony on Items Listed on the
Agenda must be limited to matters listed on the
Hawai‘i Revised Statutes, Chapter 92, Public Agency Meetings and Records, prohibits Board members
from discussing or taking action on matters not listed on the meeting agenda.
Testimony can be provided to the OHA Board of Trustees either as: (1) written testimony emailed at
least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting, or (2) live, oral testimony online during the virtual
(1) Persons wishing to provide written testimony on items listed on the agenda should
submit testimony via email to BOTmeetings@oha.org at least 24 hours prior to the
scheduled meeting. Any testimony received after this deadline will be late testimony and
will be distributed to the Board members after the scheduled meeting. Due to COVID- 19,
please do not fax, mail, or hand-deliver written testimony
(2) Persons wishing to provide oral testimony online during the virtual meeting must first
register at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9gp8gs_bSamtigp_SemKGg
You need to register if you would like to orally testify. Once you have completed your
registration, a confirmation email will be sent to you with a link to join the virtual meeting,
along with further instructions on how to provide oral testimony during the virtual meeting.
The registration page will close during the Public Testimony or Community Concerns
agenda item. Oral testimony by telephone/landline will not be accepted at this time.
To provide oral testimony online, you will need:
(1) a computer or mobile device to connect to the virtual meeting;
(2) internet access; and
(3) a microphone to provide oral testimony.
Oral testimony online will be limited to five (5) minutes. Once your oral testimony is completed, you
will be asked to disconnect from the meeting. If you do not sign off on your own, support staff will
remove you from the Zoom meeting. You can continue to view the remainder of the meeting on the
livestream or by telephone, as provided at the beginning of this agenda.
Please visit OHA’s website for more detailed information on how to submit Public Testimony OR
Community Concerns at: https://www.oha.org/how-to-submit-testimony-for-oha-bot-meetings/