Priority goals were selected by KPAA’s membership.  At the December 2013 membership meeting, organizational priorities for the next three years were voted on. Water and agriculture were added to KPAA’s current priorities. Click here for KPAA’s 2014-2016 Priorities.

Criteria for goal selection include:  importance to the community, opportunities for support, and likelihood that focused planning and targeted action will achieve results within two to four years.  Visit the Programs page for a summary of current projects or follow the links below:

Community Indicators  Continue publishing the biennial “Measuring What Matters: Community Indicators Report” tracking areas important to the community, measuring Kauai’s progress in fulfilling the vision of the Kauai General Plan 2000, and assisting decision makers in planning and policy-setting.

Support Public Education – Keiki to Career Kauai   Bring business, government, nonprofits and community together to support the development of Kauai’s youth from keiki to career so they are ready to learn and ready for life.

Enhancing Kauai’s Sustainability   In collaboration with groups involved in sustainability activities, assess Kauai’s sustainability and promote action for resiliency and self-sufficiency.

  1. Strengthen our agriculture sector to ensure Kauai’s food security
  2. Protect the availability, quality and quantity of ground and surface water
  3. Identify and advocate for strategies and tools to manage growth to align with the General Plan and other plans that impact Kauai
  4. Reduce solid waste through the 3 R’s of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Park Improvements   Bring stakeholders together to secure resources and volunteers to improve and maintain county and state parks.

Programs relating to the following goals have recently concluded:

Substance Abuse Reduction.   Support County of Kauai efforts by providing a forum for centralized planning, action, communication, and networking related to drug use demand reduction, treatment, community integration, and drug prevention.

Support Public Education – Community Volunteers in the Classroom.  Bring business, government, and community together to identify specific ways that families and community can get involved in public education and find specific concrete ways to make this happen.

Growth Management Tools and Strategies.  Research growth management strategies and tools used in the U.S., especially in rural communities, that have proven to be effective in aligning growth with community vision and the General Plan, in order to provide new tools for planners and the community.