People Who Made a Difference Past and Present

2016

Holoholo Bookmobile: Sara Foley, Dorothy Tolliver and Susan Werner

Wesley Lo

Don McLeish

Na Hoaloha

Craig Okita and Dean Yamashita

2015

A Cup of Cold Water

Magdalena Bajon

Judge Joseph E. Cardoza

Bo Mahoe

Betty Ventura

2014

Capt. Timi Gilliom and members of Hui o Wa’a Kaulua

Hui O Na Wai Eha

SPCA Maui volunteers

Scottie Zucco

Gina Marzo

2013

Maui ranchers and farmers breeding moths to fight invasive Madagascan fireweed

West Maui Kumuwai

Mervin “Uncle Merv” Dudoit

Dennis Burns and Suzanne Burry

Jack Breen

2012

Rotary Club of Lahaina

Rick Cowan and the Maui Friends of the Library

Maui Economic Development Board

Archie Kalepa

Andrea Maniago

Fred Ruge

2011

Keith Regan and Lynn Araki-Regan

Steve Colflesh, Albert Paschoal and Mike Kahale

Volunteers with the Lanai Native Species Recovery Project

Brian Kohne

Janna Hoehn

Dr. Melvin Burton

Honokowai Kauhale residents

2010

Spencer Shiraishi, Kenji Kawaguchi, Garner Ivey and Warren Shimabukuro

Jon and Maile Viela

Joanne and Larry Laird

Keola Eharis Rogat and Richard “Noosh” Nishihara

Phoenix Dupree and 16 other Lanai residents

2009

Lance Collins and David Gierlach

Lehua Park Cosma

Pualani Enos

Dr. William Kepler

Phyllis McOmber

Brian Moto

Darrell Tanaka and Brian Yoshikawa

2008

John Cadman

Val Vines Magee

Maui Police Department juvenile investigators

Tim Ellison, Ben Tolentino and Polli’s Mexican Restaurant

Kent Smith and Hilton Unemori

Joe Pluta and West Maui Improvement Foundation

Aloha House Crisis Mobile Outreach team

David “Buddy” Nobriga

2007

Dr. Lee Miyasato, Dr. Chris Neal and Dr. Ronald Boyd, Maui Memorial Medical Center stroke specialists

Ke’eaumoku and U’ilani Kapu

Randy Awo, Hokulani Holt

Save Honolua Coalition

Maui Long Term Care Partnership

2006

Lillian Murakami

Maui County firefighters

Jo-Ann Ridao

Bob and Lis Richardson

The Feline Foundation of Maui

Brian Yoshikawa

Dorvin and Betty Leis

DeGray Vanderbilt

2005

Dennis Ishii

Maui Police Department Lahaina Patrol Specialized Unit

Maui Fire Department

Kahekili Terrace Resident Patrol

Byron Ooka

2004

Maui Police Department Juvenile Section

Kula Community Association

Anna Palomino

Police officer Joshua Haglan and Capt. Charles Hirata

Clifford Nae’ole

Community Prosecutor Jerrie Sheppard and the Kalama Park Action Team

Omaopio-Pulehu Neighbors

Lisa Texeira

Virginia Brown and the 411th Battalion Family Readiness Group

2003

Alex Baker

Dale Bonar and Maui Coastal Land Trust

Blossom Feiteira, Kehaulani Filimoe’atu and Hawaii Community Assets

Auriol and Ed Flavell

Jane Kaleikini

Nick Krau

Sam Millington

Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond and Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

2002

Jan Dapitan

Pat and Richard Endsley

Bernard “Lono” Kalawaia Kaina

Matthew Lopez

Maui County Charter Commission

Barry Shannon and Kathy Collins

Maui Outdoor Circle

2001

David Garner

Vernon Gosney

Christina Hemming

Paul Kauhane Luuwai

Art Medeiros

Fred Rohlfing and Madge Schaefer

Rick Rutiz

South Maui Citizens Patrol

2000

Willie Nelson

Frank Sinenci

Turtle Patrol volunteers

Maui Police Department Visitor Oriented Policing Unit

Lynn Araki

Chris Cowan and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center staff

Boyd Kleefisch

Judy and David Mikami

1999

Alliance for the Heritage of East Maui

Dana Naone Hall and Isaac Hall

Kalama Intermediate Student Council

Ryan Luskin

Ken Nakayama and the Molokai High School baseball team

Roy Tokujo and ‘Ulalena

Mercer “Chubby” Vicens

1998

Akaku: Maui Community Television staff and producers

Kim Ball

Cynthia Conrad

Jerry Labb

Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom and Willie K.

David Goode

Barbara Knoeppel

Diane Lee

Linda Lingle

Charles Kauluwehi Maxwell Sr.

1997

Lt. Charles Hirata and DUI Task Force

Leonard “Bully” Kapahulehua

Brian McCafferty

Randy Morton

Wes Friewald

Cathrine Puahala

Barry Rivers

1996

Hannah Bernard

Holy Ghost Bread Ladies

Curt Hodge

Buck Joiner

Judges Boyd Mossman, E. John McConnnell and Shackley Raffetto

Sandra Shawhan

1995

Aimee Anderson

Alan Arakawa

Mike Boughton

Mary Evanson

Greg Davis

Yvonne Friel

Keali’i Reichel

Ernie Rezents

Susan Scofield

1994

Dr. Noa Emmett Aluli

Dr. Bobby Baker

Virgie Cantorna

Shay Chan

Walter Dodds Jr.

Everett Dowling

Kaui Doyle

Ian and Marc Hodges

Charles Jencks

Anthony Ranken

Dr. Rick Sands

Joseph Sugarman

Art Vento

Masaru “Pundy” Yokouchi

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