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
  • Website | owensforoha.com
  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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