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MAYOR ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS
(Monday, July 13, 2009) –
Haraguchi replaces Dana Takahara-Dias, who has been named head coach of the
Haraguchi’s appointment is effective July 15. She is the deputy parks director. Before that, she was the deputy director of the Department of Enterprise Services.
Haru is the vice principal at
Before becoming a vice principal, Haru was athletics director at Castle for seven years, and an administrator, teacher, and counselor at a number of high and intermediate schools on
Mayor Hannemann said, “Gail Haraguchi has been a mainstay of my administration since day one. She brings tremendous energy and innovative ideas to her duties, and I know she’ll do very well in strengthening the customer-oriented services of her new department.
“Richard Haru is a very well-known and respected figure in island sports and recreation circles. With his administrative and coaching background, as well as his service on the Parks Board, he’ll be able to hit the ground running in his new position as deputy director. I’m looking forward to having him work with Parks Director Les Chang in helping the agency meet its obligations and the challenges of the coming years.”
Bill Brennan, 768-6928