|Hawaii Chairperson of Land and Natural Resources|
|November 29, 2010 - Present|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed||November 29, 2010|
|Appointed by||Gov. of Hawaii Neil Abercrombie (D)|
|Bachelor's||University of Hawaii|
Aila was born in Waianae and earned a BA in General tropical agriculture from the University of Hawaii. Before becoming chairperson, Aila was Waianae, HI Boat Harbor Harbormaster. Aila was held in contempt of court in 2005 for his involvement with Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'O Hawaii Nei, an organization that seeks to rebury Native Hawaiian possesions and remians. Aila was a board member at a time when the group was accused of borrowing items from th Bishop Museum and not returning them. The group refused to return the items.
He has worked for the Department of Land and Natural Resources for more than 23 years in the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation.
- Waianae High School (1976)
- Bachelor's degree in General tropical agriculture - University of Hawaii (1980)
Hawaii Chairman of Land and Natural resources (2010-present)
Aila is the current Natural Resources Chairman for the state of Hawaii. He was appointed to the statewide position by Gov. Abercrombie upon his election in 2010, and confirmed for the appointment the following February.  The chairperson heads the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources, a seven person state body responsible for conserving and managing Hawaii's natural resources and the exploitation thereof. The chairperson is the board's executive, and directly manages the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, the agency responsible for implementing the board's policies.
Appointments and Elections
In Dec. 2010, Aila was appointed Chairman of the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources by then-newly elected governor Neil Abercrombie (D). Like all Hawaii state executives, the chairperson is appointed by the governor with the consent of the state Senate, which Aila received in early 2011 following his appointment.
Comprehensive donor information for Aila is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Aila raised a total of $44,807 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 9, 2013.
|William Aila's Campaign Contribution History|
|2006||Governor of Hawaii||$44,807|
|Grand Total Raised||$44,807|
Aila is married and has two children.
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- Hawaii's shark worries worsen after kayaker dies in Maui attack - Los Angeles Times
- Man Killed In Shark Attack Off Maui - WYSO
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- Producer of Hawaii hunting show fires back against State - Hawaii News Now
- Maui shark attack is 13th this year in Hawaii - Christian Science Monitor
- Amaama season closed December-March - Hawaii 24/7 (press release)
- TV Show About Hunters in Hawaii Rebuked by State, Hunters - Maui Now
- Ni'ihau residents plea with lawmakers for "no fishing" zone - Hawaii News Now
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- Natural Resources Commissioner
- Hawaii Chairperson of Land and Natural Resources
- Governor of Hawaii
- Current Governor of Hawaii Neil Abercrombie (D)
- ↑ Star Advertiser, "Activist Aila takes new role as insider," January 17, 2011
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 KITV.com, "Abercrombie Picks First New Cabinet Members," November 29, 2010.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Honolulu Civil Beat, "William Aila Jr. biography," accessed July 9, 2013
- ↑ KITV.com, "Abercrombie Picks First New Cabinet Members," November 29, 2010.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for William J. Aila, Jr.," accessed July 9, 2013
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