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John Clark

John Clark

Associate, Ocean Recreation Planning Specialist

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John Clark is the author of Beaches of Hawai‘i , 6 books on Hawai‘i's beaches, published by the University of Hawai‘i Press. Also a planning consultant, he has worked on many beach and shoreline projects such as ocean safety pamphlets, videos, and shoreline-related social impact assessments. In 2005, John retired from the City and County of Honolulu with 35 years of public service, 2 years as an ocean lifeguard and 33 years as a firefighter with the Honolulu Fire Department. His last 7 ½ years were as the Deputy Fire Chief.

 

Tom Dinell

Tom Dinell, FAICP

Associate Emeritus Professor of Urban and Regional Planning,
University of Hawai‘i Mānoa, and Planning Consultant (Dinell Associates)

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Mr. Dinell founded the Urban and Regional Planning Department at the University of Hawai`i Mānoa, was its chair for many years, and continues to teach part-time. He has worked on planning studies in many areas including public policy, management, affordable housing, and welfare, and served for 8 years as Diocesan Director of Catholic Charities Hawai‘i. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in political science at Brown University and his Master’s in public administration at the University of Michigan, and was then a National Institute of Public Affairs Fellow at Harvard University. He is an active member of the American Planning Association and the Urban Land Institute, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP).

 

John Itamura

Rusyan J. Mamiit, PhD.

Environmental Economist

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Dr. Mamiit, is a natural resource professional with training and broad experience in conducting economic evaluation and socioeconomic assessment. She has 10 years' collective professional experience in carrying out projects, which involve economic and environmental valuation, cost-benefit analysis, socioeconomic and environmental impact assessment. Her work is characterized by her ability to lead change in complex environments, to work in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary setting, as well as communication and teamwork skills. Ms. Mamiit has been involved in various socioeconomic projects across Southeast Asia including Sri Lanka. She has worked with John M. Knox & Associates as a consultant for the Hawai`i Coastal Zone Management Program and other projects.