For fourteen years, Lukela served as an Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Trustee Aide to Hannah Kihalani Springer and as OHA’s East Hawaii Community Resource Coordinator. She conducted community outreach, advocacy and community coalition building. Her working familiarity with county, state and federal laws enabled her to advise OHA on various matters and boosted the creation, review and implementation of OHA policies and programs. With this understanding of community needs and available public resources, Lukela also collaborated in drafting legislation, securing capital improvements funds and expanding programs to directly advance OHA beneficiaries.
“HILO, Hawaii – A former Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee aide is joining the Office of Mauna Kea Management (OMKM) team as its new Cultural Resource Program Manager. Lukela Ruddle was first introduced to the public during the February Mauna Kea Management Board meeting in Hilo, and now the office has issued this media release
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