News & Events

  • Youth Photo Challenge - KPAA and Keiki to Career are holding an exciting Photo Challenge for Kauai youth in Grades 6 to 12 from Aug. 10 to Sept. 8. ¬†Prizes will be awarded and the top photos will be exhibited at KCC in October. ¬†Go to the website for official challenge rules and details.

    KPAA‚Äôs June 25 Annual Meeting ‚ÄúSqueezed Out: Understanding Kaua‚Äėi‚Äôs Housing Shortage‚Ä̬†was standing room only. You can watch the presentation on You Tube.¬†¬† Mahalo to all who attended, especially the panel that featured Kamuela Cobb-Adams, County Housing Agency Director, Marie Williams, County Long-Range Planner, and F. Lee Morey, Owner/Principal Broker, Coldwell Banker-Turtle Cove Realty.¬†Want more information? Click here to read informative reports, studies and articles on housing issues and solutions in Hawaii.

    Keiki to Career Kauai is excited to share the 2014 Kauai Youth Report. More than twenty indicators provide information on the achievement, health and well-being of Kauai young people ages 0-24 years. Click here to read the 43-page report.

    Kauai Sustainability Briefing presentations given June 4, 2014 at the Hawaii Green Growth meeting on Kauai are available to download.  Discover the great progress being made on the island!

    Measuring What Matters for Kauai - Community Indicators Report, the latest edition of KPAA's biennial report, is now available. Learn what you can do to make a difference for our island. Download the report here (3.6MB). Or, read the Executive Summary.

    KPAA's Directory of Community Organizations This handy online resource offer a summary of each group's services and a link to their contact information. Listing is free - make sure your group is included!

    For a downloadable list of hotlines, and health & human services, click on County of Kauai Community Resources Contact List 2014, published by the Office of Economic Development.

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Groups envisioning Lihue’s future

Kauai Planning & Action Alliance, Inc. (KPAA) provides a forum for the community on issues that matter most to Kauai. We serve as a neutral convener and facilitator, bringing together and guiding action teams and committees to develop and implement solutions to Kauai’s priority issues.

Emphasizing Collaboration. KPAA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization, offering community groups, nonprofits, government agencies and businesses opportunities to work collaboratively. Our work is guided by the input of our members and the community vision in the Kauai General Plan 2000.

Current Goals. Volunteers from diverse sectors work together on selected goals to tackle priority issues. Currently, KPAA goals focus on planning for Kauai’s sustainability, supporting and transforming education through youth development, state park improvements, and using community indicators to help guide decision making.¬† We are also assisting the County of Kauai by exploring new economic development opportunities.¬† On occasion, KPAA offers workshops and activities for Kauai nonprofits designed to increase skills and build capacity.

Design Thinking
Applying Design Thinking principles to generate human-centered, out-of-the-box solutions for community issues. A half-day workshop at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School in June introduced Design Thinking — a powerful collaborative problem solving tool for business, government, education and nonprofit leaders.

Charting the Future – KPAA members met December 2, 2013 to vote on organizational priorities for the next three years. Water and agriculture were added to KPAA’s current priorities. Click here for KPAA’s 2014-2016 Priorities.

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