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A SPECIAL PLACE FOR HAWAIIʻS OHANA

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ʻĀinaloa or Ainaloa is a census-designated place in Hawaiʻi County, Hawaiʻi, United States, and is located in the District of Puna.


The population was 3,609 at the 2020 census.

 

he population had decreased to 2,965 at the 2010 census.

Elevation: 705′

Population: 3,636 (2020)

 

Area code: 808

Ainaloa Ohana 

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ʻĀINALOA NEWS

Ainaloa Community Association Board President a VOLUNTEER position to serve my community.
 

Aloha my name is Keoni Kealoha Alvarez from the island of Hawaiʻi, Puna. My family and I have been residents in Ainaloa Subdivision for over 34 years. I am native Hawaiian and a Hawaiian descendant recognized to ancient Hawaiian burials in the ahupuaʻa of Waikahekahe Iki known today as Ainaloa Subdivision. I would like to take the time out for your support of my campaign running for Ainaloa Community Association board of director and president. Your kind words in person and on social media really means alot to me. My goal is to run for a board seat but not only that to be the President of the Association. The position to be the PRESIDENT is a non-paid position to volunteer to serve our community. I believe I am qualified  to be the President of Ainaloa Community Association.

 I received many government letters and commendation awards from government officials of the films I produced. I continue to collaborate and network with people from all over the world. I am a Hawaiian producer and film director right here in Hawaiʻi. Over 20 years I worked on different networks KGMB news, Spectrum Sports, PBS Hawaiʻi and International, MTV, National Geographic, History Channel and ʻOlelo Community Media etc.

 My current film KAPU ʻSacred "Hawaiian Burials' has been selected to be in the Hawaii international film festival. In addition to that my film has been broadcasted on PBS which reaches across the country to over 4 million views. This film is very Important to Hawaii. It shares the sacredness of how important our ancient Hawaiian ancestors are to our people and for the future generation of Hawaiʻi. Within my film career I had the opportunity to work on Norwegian Cruise Line International ships as chairman and Broadcast technician. As a chairman my duties were to oversee 2000 employees from a diverse 26 countries around the world. I was elected as chairman by the captain, staff captain and human resources of Norwegian Cruise Line. It was a great experience for me working on an international ship collaborating with different nationalities from around the world.

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 Soon after I came back to Hawaii and returned to my roots of Waikahekahe iki also known as Ainaloa Subdivision. I really feel it is very important for me to give back to my community of the things I learned from around the world. I am there only Hawaiian legally recognized by The State Historic Preservation Department, The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) & Hawaiʻi Island Burial Council as the descendant to this aina of Ainaloa (land). The kuleana or responsibility that I take on it is very important and I take it very seriously of the importance of taking care of, protecting and preserving our ancestors' burials.

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 My professional skills of expertise are: PROJECT MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, ORGANIZING PLANNING, BUDGETING, TIME MANAGEMENT, COLLABORATION & PROBLEM SOLVING. I hope the skills I have listed above will help you to draw a conclusion to vote for me Keoni Kealoha Alvarez as the next President of Ainaloa Community Association. I am very dedicated and hard working and committed to the project. I want to make sure that my home place and my roots will continue to be a beautiful and special place in Hawaii to live and enjoy.

NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2024

Keoni Kealoha Alvarez

 

Kainoa Kaneakua Torres

Mike Jones

Becky Jones

Micheal Dodge

THE VOTE TALLY JULY, 2, 2024
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Aloha my name is Keoni Kealoha Alvarez from the island of Hawaiʻi, Puna. I am the only descendant recognized to ancient Hawaiian burials in the ahupuaʻ of Waikahekahe Iki known today as

Ainaloa Subdivision.

I own several parcels in Waikahekahe Iki and also steward of several burial caves and historic sites in this ahupuaʻa. I am legally recognized by The State Historic Preservation Department, The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), Hawaiʻi Island Burial Council and the United States Interior Department as the descendant to this aina.

Mahalo nui loa,

Keoni Kealoha Alvarez

Descendant of Waikahekahe Iki

Contact Keoni Kealoha Alvarez
Let's Get Started

Phone: (808) 647-5278

Email: keonialvarez@gmail.com

Website: www.keonialvarez.com

Ainaloa Community Association

Phone: (808) 982-9404

Address: 16-303 Ainaloa Blvd, Pāhoa, HI 96778

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