OHA Board of Trustees chair Colette Machado to step down

Colette Machado

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Colette Machado announced Tuesday she will step down as chairperson when the new Board of Trustees takes office in December.

Machado issued the following statement:

“After much thought and consideration, I am stepping down as Chair of the Board of Trustees. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our people in this capacity for the past four years. I would like to thank the community and my fellow trustees for supporting me. Together we have accomplished much. I look forward to the process to select a new chair. I will support the new chair and look forward to continuing to work on behalf of our people.”

Machado has served as chairperson since December 2010 and a trustee since 1996.

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