Roy Takemoto is set to replace Managing Director Wil Okabe, who announced his resignation Monday.
Big Island Mayor Harry Kim appointed Roy Takemoto as his new managing director effective Dec. 2, the mayor announced in a press release.
Takemoto will replace outgoing Managing Director Wil Okabe, who announced his resignation Monday and plans to leave office Nov. 30, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported.
Takemoto was previously the mayor’s executive assistant, and also worked for Kim as deputy planning director between 2000 and 2008.
Takemoto, a University of Hawaii alumnus, also worked as a planning consultant.
His appointment is subject to a Hawaii County Council confirmation vote scheduled for Dec. 4.
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