Kelly King steps down as council chairwoman; Alice Lee to take over
WAILUKU – Maui County Council Chairwoman Kelly King announced Friday afternoon that she will be stepping down from her leadership position to lead a council committee on climate change as well as spend more time with her family.
“I’m excited to step down from the chairmanship to take over that committee because it’s near and dear to my heart, and I work on many of those issues. I’m excited about that.
“I also want to say it’s been an honor to lead the County Council this past year,” King said following a news conference on another matter.
During Friday’s council meeting, the panel approved a resolution proposed by King that acknowledges a climate emergency and committing to an immediate transition and emergency mobilization effort to restore a safe climate.
King said that Council Member Alice Lee has “stepped up” to be chairwoman.
King remains chairwoman until a special meeting on Dec. 27 to discuss new organization for the council.
King’s residency seat is South Maui. She was been a council member since 2017, after defeating incumbent Don Couch in the 2017 election. She was reelected in 2018.