MEETING OF THE
COMMITTEE ON BENEFICIARY ADVOCACY AND EMPOWERMENT
DATE: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
PLACE: Virtual Meeting
560 N. Nimitz Hwy., Honolulu, HI 96817
Viewable at www.oha.org/livestream OR
Listen by phone: (213) 338-8477,
Webinar ID: 886 0329 1325
This virtual meeting can be viewed and observed via livestream on OHA’s website at
www.oha.org/livestream or listened to by phone at: (213) 338-8477, Webinar ID: 886 0329 1325.
A physical meeting location, open to members of the public who would like to provide oral
testimony or view the virtual meeting, will be available at 560 N. Nimitz Hwy., Suite 200, Honolulu
Call to Order
A. Action Item BAE #23-03: Approval of the First Term of Sherwin Kaleo Perez as the
Kaua‘i Island Representative for the Native Hawaiian Revolving Loan Fund (NHRLF),
Board of Directors (BOD)
B. Action Item BAE #23-02: Approval of the 2024 OHA Legislative Bill Package
If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact Everett
Ohta at (808) 594-1988 or by email at email@example.com as soon as possible. Requests made as early as
possible have a greater likelihood of being fulfilled. Upon request, this notice is available in
Meeting materials for this meeting will be available for the public to view 48 hours prior to this meeting
at OHA’s main office located at 560 N. Nimitz Hwy., Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96817. Meeting materials
will also be available to view at OHA’s neighbor island offices and will be posted to OHA’s website at:
In the event that the livestream or the audiovisual connection is interrupted and cannot be restored, the
meeting may continue as an audio-only meeting through the phone and Webinar ID listed at the
beginning of this agenda. Meeting recordings are available upon request to BOTmeetings@oha.org
until the written meeting minutes are posted to OHA’s website.
†Notice: The 72 Hour rule, pursuant to OHA BOT Operations Manual, Section 49, shall be waived for
distribution of new committee materials.
PublicTestimony will be called for each agenda item and must be limited to those matters listed on the
meeting agenda. 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, (2)written testimony mailed and received at least two business days priorto the scheduled
meeting, or (3) live, oral testimony online or at the physical meeting location during the virtual meeting.
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 or via postal mail to Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Attn: Meeting
Testimony, 560 N. Nimitz Hwy., Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96817 to be received at least two
business days prior to the scheduled meeting. Any testimony received after these
deadlines will be late testimony and will be distributed to the Board members after the
Persons wishing to provide oral testimony online during the virtual meeting
must first register at:
You need to register if you would like to orally testify online. 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
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 by telephone/landline will not be accepted at this time. 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.
Persons wishing to provide oral testimony at the physical meeting location can sign up the day-of the
meeting at the physical meeting location.
Oral testimony online or at the physical meeting location will be limited to five (5) minutes.