Aloha HOK Supporters and Residents,
We have been notified that the HOK logo was used to endorse a political candidate. We depend on the trust and support of the community to continue our work within the Ko'olaupoko district. It is not our intention to endorse any political candidate and would jeopardize our standing as a 501 c 3 non-profit to do so. While a candidate did approach HOK to ask if mentioning his past collaborations with our organization would be acceptable, HOK did not approve any endorsement or consent to the branding of the product bearing the HOK logo. WE reached out to the candidate immediately and received the below response.
-HOK Board of Directors
The mission of Hui o Ko`olaupoko is to protect ocean health by restoring the `aina: mauka to makai. This is done in partnership with stakeholders including interested citizens, non-governmental organizations, government, educational institutions and businesses while using and focusing on sound ecological principles, community input, and cultural heritage.