News & Events

  • JOB OPENING: KPAA is seeking a highly skilled, motivated President & CEO to lead this membership organization. Click here for complete information on how to apply. Deadline is Oct. 15.

    Support KPAA's Legacy of Collaboration, Partnership and Action!  Your generous contribution will help us continue to convene people with diverse views to create solutions and take action on our island's challenging issues.  Find out more about our legacy projects and DONATE TODAY.

    Congratulations to Youth Photo Entrants! Take a look at the innovative and inspirational entries and winners of the "Through the Eyes of Kauai Youth" photo challenge. Visit the photo gallery.

    KPAA’s June 25 Annual Meeting “Squeezed Out: Understanding Kauai’s Housing Shortage” was standing room only. You can watch the presentation on You TubeClick 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.

    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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