Oahu’s Neighborhood Board System has one of the most sophisticated and effective Neighborhood Plans in the United States, created to assure and increase community participation in the decision-making process of government. The system applies the concept of participatory democracy, involving communities in the decisions affecting them. It establishes an island wide network of elected Neighborhood Boards as communication channels, expanding and facilitating opportunities of community and government interaction.

Neighborhood Boards serve as a key mechanism through which each neighborhood may communicate its needs and desires, both in the delivery of basic government services and in economic development and land use questions.

Hawaii Civics 101: Neighborhood Boards.  Have a problem with something in your neighborhood? Here’s how your neighborhood board can help.

Many Republicans are looking for ways to make a difference in their communities on the issues they care about most: crime, roads and streets, homeless, development and the economy. Neighborhood Board members are empowered to advocate directly for real change in their communities. These boards consist of residents, business owners, and property owners.

Local engagement is important because no one understands a neighborhood better than the people who live, work and play there. Neighborhood Boards are answering that need and strengthening democracy on Oahu by embracing and supporting the diversity of neighborhoods that comprise the City and County of Honolulu.

Candidate registration period opens for 2019 Neighborhood Board Election

From Monday, December 3 through Friday, February 15, 2019, residents across O‘ahu may register to become a candidate in the 2019 Neighborhood Board Election.

The Neighborhood Board System was established in 1973 by former Mayor Frank F. Fasi as a way to spur civic participation and engage with city government. Currently, there are 33 Neighborhood Boards across Oahu, which are comprised of 437 elected volunteer board members.

Any Oahu resident who is 18 years of age can become a candidate. The Neighborhood Board Election will be held online from April 26, 2019 through May 17, 2019.

For more information call 768-3705 or visit www.honolulu.gov/NCO.

Text “GoNCO” to 95577 to receive mobile text alerts related to the 2019 Neighborhood Board Election. Please note that standard message and data rates may apply.

If you’re interested in running for your local Neighborhood Board, let us know so we can inform all Republicans in your area to vote for you.

Neighborhood Board Election Links:

2019 NB Candidate Profiles

2019 Election FAQs

Candidate Registration

Voter Registration