John Buck named to transportation post

John Buck

John Buck has been named Maui County deputy transportation director.

Transportation Director Don Medeiros made the announcement Friday. Buck replaces Marc Takamori, who left the post to accept a civil service position within the department.

In the past seven years, Buck has served as an executive assistant to Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa and deputy director of the county Parks and Recreation department from 2003 to 2007.

Buck is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and had this first job with the county in 1985 with the Department of Parks and Recreation.