ASSOCIATION OF HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUBS
No. 2019 -32
Congratulating Ulalia Woodside in her selection as a 2019 Kalaniana‘ole Scholarship Pā‘ina Honoree by the Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club
WHEREAS, Ulalia Woodside was born to wildlife biologist and naturalist David Woodside and Kumu Hula and curator of Hānaiakamālama, LeianaikaroselanioMaui (Long) Woodside and raised in Waimānalo, O‘ahu; and
WHEREAS, Ulalia was raised in a unique cultural setting not common for any child growing up in the 1970s, providing her great experiences, molding her to become the impactful leader who applies a multigenerational cultural lens in all the work in which she engages; and
WHEREAS, soon after Ulalia’s graduation from Punahou in 1988, she was hired by the Department of Land and Natural Resources in its Land Division, and she continued throughout her undergraduate degree completion; and
WHEREAS, Ulalia graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and in Hawaiian Studies, and she even earned a certificate in Hawaiian language; and
WHEREAS, Ulalia continued graduate work in Urban and Regional Planning and then expanded her professional career, employed by a private planning and engineering firm that worked with the Department of Transportation where her interest expanded in to cultural preservation; and
WHEREAS, from 2002 to 2015, Ulalia worked for Kamehameha Schools as Director of Natural and Cultural Resources; and
WHEREAS, during her tenure at Kamehameha Schools as Director of Natural and Cultural Resources, Ulalia was responsible for 200,000 acres of agricultural and conservation lands in the school’s property portfolio and spearheaded its resource management program – her work help many parties including those in Kamehameha Schools to truly see its ‘āina connection to operation strategies, like the Kamehameha Schools’ strategic plan; and
WHEREAS, Ulalia Woodside is not only well-recognized as a kumu hula, cultural expert, a chanter and dancer, but is also admired as civic leader and empowered mana wahine role model; and
WHEREAS, in 2015, Ulalia was appointed to serve on the State of Hawai‘i Board of Land and Natural Resources; and
WHEREAS, in January 2016, Ulalia was hired as the Executive Director of the Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i and continues to serve in this role today; and
WHEREAS, she is also the chair of the Executive Board of Hawai‘i Green Growth, an organization that facilitates collaboration across government, non-profit organizations, business and academia to advance action on an integrated approach to sustainability; and
WHEREAS, Ulalia also serves on the board of directors of Lalakea Foundation and Kauahea, two organizations that contribute much to the preservation and perpetuation of the ancient art form of hula, Hawaiian spiritual practices, and the Hawaiian language; and
WHEREAS, Ulalia has served as vice chair of the Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance Executive Committee, a commissioner of the Hawai‘i Natural Area Reserve System Commission, an indigenous representative of the Landscape Conservation Cooperative National Council, and executive council chair of the Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative; and
WHEREAS, Ulalia joined the Kuini Pi‘olani Hawaiian Civic Club in November 2015 when she served as one of the keynote speakers at the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs annual convention; and
WHEREAS, Ulalia currently serves as the Kuini Pi‘olani Hawaiian Civic Club’s Kākau ‘Ōlelo (Recording Secretary); and
WHEREAS, on August 3, 2019, Ulalia Woodside was designated a 2019 Kalaniana‘ole Scholarship Pā‘ina Honoree by the Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs at its 60th Annual Convention in Lahaina, Maui, in the malama of Welehu and the rising of Lāʻau Pau, this 16th day of November 2019, congratulating Ulalia Woodside in her selection as a 2019 Kalaniana‘ole Scholarship Pā‘ina honoree by the Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be transmitted to Ulalia Woodside, her sister Dr. Hōkūlani Holt, the Punahou Archives, The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i, the library at Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, as well as the Governor of the State of Hawai‘i, President of the State Senate, Speaker of the State House of Representatives, Chair of the State Senate subject matter committee on Hawaiian Affairs, Chair of the State House subject matter committee on Hawaiian Affairs, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and all County Mayors.
The undersigned hereby certifies that the foregoing Resolution was duly adopted in the malama of Welehu and the rising of Lāʻau Pau on the 16th day of November 2019, at the 60th Annual Convention of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs in Lahaina, Maui.
Hailama V. K. K. Farden, President