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Government Affairs Committee Meeting

May 19, 2022 @ 11:30 am 12:30 pm HST


GAC Chair Doug invites you to an informational presentation on Thurs., 5/19 at 11:30am by Lt. Col. Kevin Cronin, Commander, Pōhakuloa Training Area who will share about the importance of PTA to our community and our national defense. He will also provide an update on the Draft EIS relating to the Army’s retention of the 23,000 acres of state-owned land when the current lease expires in 2029.

The state-owned parcel is a narrow strip of land that provides access between the federally owned 777-acre cantonment area (offices, barracks and airstrip) and the 84,000-acre maneuver and impact area. The parcel contains additional assets including artillery firing points, Cooper Air Strip for unmanned aircraft (drones), ammunition supply points, refueling points and water tanks.

The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) monitors legislative measures at all levels of government that may affect the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, its members, or the business community in general.

Meetings are usually held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 11:30am via Zoom (dates and times subject to change)

Chair: HICC President-Elect Doug Simons, Institute for Astronomy

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