Chad Owens


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At-Large candidate

  • Age | 40
  • Occupation | Self Employed
  • Where did you grow up | Honolulu, Oʻahu
  • Schooling | UH Mānoa
  • Current residence | Waikele, Oʻahu
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  1. I’ve been an educator in the world of sports for our future leaders for years. I’ve coached and helped develop thousands of keiki in their process of becoming better student-athletes.
  2. Being a leader in the community and giving back has always been one of my main focuses. I’ve partnered with a number of organizations over the years and have supported many different causes. Being a mentor and impacting change in people’s lives has been one of the most fulfilling things I’ve ever been a part of.
  3. Creating the Safe Sports Hawaiʻi book of guidelines was an incredible team effort and a huge success. This 44-page book provided a safe return to play protocol and implemented proper guidance for all sports.
  4. OHA should collaborate with local influencers and create content supporting our local businesses, especially our local farmers. I can see it being very fun, uplifting, and educational, and it will drive more support which in turn will strengthen the economic stability of our lāhui.
  5. I truly believe OHA should collaborate with Hawaiian Home Lands and create a plan to build more affordable housing for our Native Hawaiians. It’s time we hui up and start working together to ensure our Hawaiian people are thriving once again.

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