About Tamara Paltin

I am a keiki o ka ‘aina, born and raised in Hawai’i nei.  I am married to my husband George Vierra, an employee of Napili Kai Beach Resort and we are raising our own keiki here in their ancestoral home.  I want to work together toward a better future for all our keiki, so that they may all thrive while contributing to the betterment of Maui Nui.

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I have worked for the County of Maui throughout the past four administrations, nearly 13 years, in the Ocean Safety section.  I have been an HGEA Union Steward in Unit 3 since 2008 and now with the addition of Unit 14, I am the Treasurer, Secretary and Steward for Unit 14.

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A firm believer in education, I have earned a Bachelors of Science from Northern Arizona University in Mathematics and Education.  Throughout my career on Maui I have put my educational background and dedication to public safety to good use by volunteering to teach Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid.  I am also a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member.

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I have been involved with many community and environmental organizations and networks here on Maui.  I have been most involved with the Save Honolua Coalition, since its inception in 2007, and acted as the Executive Director/President for the past five years.  Through the process of forming a non-profit, working with county and state agencies as well as politicians, becoming involved in the general plan process and mobilizing community testimony, I have learned a lot about how government works (and sometimes doesn’t work) not only as an employee but also as a citizen participant.

See my Curriculum Vitae