Ag director, deputy to be named next week

The director and deputy director of Maui County’s new Department of Agriculture, which officially takes effect today, will be announced next week, according to Mayor Michael Victorino.

“The selection process was delayed slightly because of changes made by the Salary Commission on May 13, but I made my selections,” Victorino said during a news conference on Thursday. “However, they are completing their preemployment screening process, and we will announce their names shortly, so watch for the announcement next week.”

Because the director must be confirmed by the Maui County Council, Victorino’s appointee will serve as acting director in the meantime.

Annual salary is $114,000 for the director and $102,600 for the deputy director.

The new department will be housed at 2154 Kaohu St. in Wailuku.


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