About Natalie

 

Aloha and welcome to my Community Changing Campaign (CCC) for Honolulu City Council District 4. My campaign will be built around community service and collaboration, because I believe that is an essential, and often overlooked, part of the oath one takes when running for public office.  I’m not waiting until January 1, 2019, to begin my community service either.  I’m starting today, and I invite you to join me in this effort.

Our CCC strategy is as unique as it is simple:  Ask the community what kind of positive change they would like to see in their neighborhood -- support, organize, and coordinate the effort . . . and then get it done!  The result will be the same positive footprint in our Oahu communities that I will initiate on the City Council on district-wide issues.  Most importantly, I hope to get to know you while we do clean-up events in your neighborhood park, pull weeds for a Kupuna on your street, or paint over graffiti.  

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There’s one thing you will notice right away about my background, I’m not a career politician.  I’m a CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner.  My leadership experience comes from serving on government commissions and boards along with thousands of hours of volunteer testimony in front of our Honolulu City Council, HART and other government agencies.  On this website you’ll find my position on various issues as well as the tools to participate in my Community Changing Campaign.  My husband and I have lived in Hawaii Kai for 30 years, and we have two sons.  If you have questions for me, please contact me.

 

Professional

 

CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner with 25 years of public accounting experience

Member AICPA, HSCPA, ACFE (International and Hawaii Chapter), East Oahu Chamber of Commerce

Practice established in May 2003.  Specialize in nonprofit organizations and small businesses.

 

Community Service

 

Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board June 2012 to present.  Chair July 2016 through January 2018

2017 Cycle On Hawaii for Maunalua Scenic By-Way Corridor Management Plan

2015 - 2017 Honolulu Marathon Volunteer

2012 Co-founder and president Cycle On Hawaii

2011 Honolulu City Council’s Real Property Tax Advisory Commission

2010 – 2011 Statewide Long-Range Land Transportation Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committee

2005 – 2006 Mariner’s Ridge Traffic Safety Committee

2007 - 2017 Earth Day Cleanups on Ka Iwi coast

2007 - 2017 Annual Bike and Walk to School Days in East Honolulu

 

Community involvement: Niu Valley playground, Ka Iwi mauka land purchase, Kanewai spring, wetland purchase Hawaii Kai Dr., Bikeshare, Kaiser H.S. Earthfest, farmers markets, keeping “Great Lawn” open.  Safe Routes to School presentations given Waianae, MaryKnoll, North Shore. 1,000s of documented hours attending public meetings and providing testimony.