The Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs (HIPA) just issued its 2013 Directory of Public Officials and it’s now available as a mobile web app (www.d.hipaonline.com). And now thanks to AT&T, a web-based mobile application will allow smartphone users to download the directory for easy, on-the-go use.
The directory was compiled with the assistance of federal, state and county government staffs that provided the names and contact information of all lawmakers in Hawaii. HIPA printed and will distribute 25,000 booklets; interested parties can pick up free copies at the State Capitol’s Public Access Room (Room 401) on the 4th Floor.
Sponsors of this year’s print directory include Bank of Hawaii, Pacxa, Olelo Community Media, and Service Printers Hawaii.
“We’re proud to once again publish this directory to facilitate public participation in the legislative process,” said William Kaneko, President and CEO of HIPA. “We thank Olomana Loomis ISC and Hawaii Open Data, our technical partners that made this possible, and our numerous sponsors for underwriting the costs of this community service project. In particular, we want to thank AT&T for making possible the mobile app, a first for the directory.”
HIPA is Hawaii’s first independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to fact-based research, issues education and community collaboration. The institute’s goal is to improve the quality of life and business in Hawaii by improving public policy. By encouraging informed debate of the immediate and long-term issues facing Hawaii’s communities, the institute brings together scholars, policy-makers and the community. This collaborative approach of all major stakeholders creates a forum in which new knowledge, new ideas and new opportunities are created to solve Hawaii’s most important issues.