HILO, Hawaii – After today’s inauguration ceremony, the new Hawaii County mayor Harry Kim sat in as the temporary chair of the Hawaii County Council in order to facilitate a re-organization.
Mayor Kim – who previously served two terms before the administration of the now-former mayor Billy Kenoi – commented on the historic moment in which he handed the gavel over to the new Council Chair Valerie Poindexter.
Hamakua’s Poindexter will now lead a council that for the first time will consist of a female super majority; 6 women and 3 men.
Once she assumed the chair, the first item of business was approving Karen Eoff of Kona as the vice chair.
Big Island Video News will have more on today’s events.
by Big Island Video News
HILO (BIVN) - Harry Kim passes the gavel over to new Council chair Valerie Poindexter. She will now lead the county council's first female super majority into 2017.