OHA in Washington D.C.


OHA’s Washington, D.C., Bureau Office Open House

On June 12, OHA trustees and staff hosted an Open House to celebrate the new location of the organization’s D.C. Bureau Office at 504 C Street NE.

More than 100 kamaʻāina stopped by the new location of OHA’s Washington, D.C., Bureau Office for an office blessing and celebration. Pictured top left are Trustees Dan Ahuna, John Waiheʻe, Kalei Akaka, Hulu Lindsey, Mililani Trask, Keoni Souza and Luana Alapa. Guests included Maui County Mayor Richard Bissen and representatives from organizations such as Papa Ola Lōkahi and the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association. Also stopping by were a number of congressional staffers, former OHA D.C. interns, and other friends and advocates from the Washington area, including Dana Haunanio-Lore, director of the Maryland Business Opportunity Center. The new office space was blessed by Leihua and Nalei Stewart (center) and catering for the event was provided by the team from Aloha CR3W Entertainment & Catering (bottom row center). – Photos: Dennasia Littleton

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