HILO DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
56 Waianuenue Avenue, #219 – Hilo, Hawaii 96720 – Tel. (808) 935-8850 Fax: (808) 935-4356
Board of Directors
Jeffrey Melrose, Island Planning
2013 Vice President and Treasurer
Steven Markham, Markham Insurance Services
Reiko Yoshida Hamano, Japanese Language Services / Coordination
Jeffrey Mermel, Fireplace & Home Center
Tom DeWitt Professor, College of Business, University of Hawaii at Hilo
Bruce Omori, Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery
William P. McKnight, De Carver
Christine Mingo, Office Manager, Emery Plumbing
Sita Gonzales, Property Manager, Diastan LLC
DIA COMMITTEES: Beautification Public Safety
Marketing & Membership Planning & Government Affairs
Assistant Office Manager
Events Vendor Coordinator
AmeriCorps Program Manager
Bylaws of Downtown Improvement Association
The name of the organization shall be “Hilo DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION” referred to in these Bylaws as the “DIA shall be at such address in the City of Hilo, County and State of Hawaii as the Board of Directors shall from time to time determine.
Objects & Powers
In Addition to the objects, purposes & powers set forth in the DIA’s Charter of Incorporation, the DIA shall foster, promote, maintain & encourage the civic, social, commercial tourist & economic welfare of the downtown portion of Hilo.
The DIA shall have the power to appear before any Federal, State, or Municipal officer, body, commission of committee or other lawful authority for any of the purposes herein expressed, and to do any and all acts of any kind or nature, alone or in cooperation with any such authority, as may be necessary or desirable for the purpose of carrying out any of the objects herein expressed.
Any person, firm or corporation shall be eligible for membership in the DIA. Firms & Corporations may change their representatives upon notice of writing to the Secretary or Executive Director, & such change shall be effective upon receipt of such notice.
Any person, firm, or corporation may become a member of the DIA by signing a written application for membership in such form, as the Board of Directors shall from time to time prescribe & upon payment of the prescribed dues for such membership.
Any member may resign his or her membership by filling a written resignation with the Secretary of Executive Director. Such resignation shall not relieve any member of liability for dues accrued & unpaid at the time of such resignation was filed.
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