The Role and Structure of the Office of Recovery
The Maui County's Office of Recovery stands as a centralized hub orchestrating and overseeing
recovery operations. It's positioned not just to facilitate physical reconstruction, but also to revitalize
the community, ensuring that the socio-economic fabric is restored, and strengthened.
Role: The Recovery Manager is the top executive responsible for the overall direction, strategy, and
efficacy of the recovery efforts.
- Overseeing the holistic recovery operation.
- Collaborating with local, state, and federal agencies.
- Liaising with the Mayor's office, Mayor’s Advisory Council, and the County Council, ensuring
the alignment of strategies and actions.
- Decision-making in critical areas of recovery, ensuring resources are allocated where they're
- Hold regular project review meetings to prioritize projects selected for development, ensure
awareness of all relevant agencies, and communicate plans to the Mayor’s Office.
Assistant Recovery Manager:
Role: Directly supporting the Recovery Manager, the Assistant Recovery Manager plays a critical role
in operationalizing strategies and ensuring their effective execution.
- Assisting in the development and implementation of recovery strategies.
- Overseeing day-to-day operations and ensuring the effectiveness of Recovery Support
- Serving as a key liaison between the Office of Recovery Support Staff and the Recovery
Recovery Support Functions:
Role: Recovery Support Functions are specialized teams focusing on specific areas of recovery.
- Developing and implementing strategies tailored to their specific sector.
- Coordinating with external partners and stakeholders relevant to their function.
- Reporting progress, challenges, and resource needs to the Recovery Manager and Assistant
Office of Recovery Staff
Administrative support is essential to ensure a robust recovery effort. The processes, tasks, and responsibilities that fall under administration ensure that efforts are organized, coordinated, efficient, and transparent. With the right support, recovery can progress smoothly, ensuring that resources are utilized effectively, and goals are achieved in a timely manner.
Special Project Executive Assistants
- Critical and Specialized proficiency: Including roles of Liaison, Philanthropic Advisor, and expert administrators of Federal programs such as HUD’s Community Block Development Grant.
- Addressing Cross-Cutting Challenges: Address and elevate large cross cutting issues that contain multi-layered challenges concerning rebuilding and recovery (e.g., permitting, housing, supply chain).
- Engagement in Legislative Process and Policy: Relay the concerns and needs of the affected populace to policymakers, suggesting improvements in recovery policies and strategies to better address the needs of the community.
Financial and Resource Management Team:
- Budgeting and Financial Planning for Recovery: Crafting detailed financial plans that align with recovery goals, ensure resource allocation is efficient and in line with priorities.
- Seeking and Managing Grants or Technical Assistance: Actively researching and applying for financial grants or technical assistance programs that can support recovery efforts and implement strategies and projects.
- Financial Transparency and Accountability Measures: Implementing systems to ensure that all financial transactions, allocations, and expenditures are transparent and can be audited.
- Informing Budgetary Decisions (to Elected Officials): Regularly updating elected officials on financial matters, ensuring they have the information needed for informed decision-making.
Communications and Public Information Team:
- Communication Strategy: Developing a comprehensive strategy that outlines communication goals, channels, frequency, and target audiences.
- Public Relations: Engaging with media and ensuring consistent and positive messaging.
- Engage Feedback: Collaborating with staff in Administrative Support and the RSFs to ensure that there is a robust system for receiving and documenting community feedback.
Administrative Support Team:
- Documentation/Reporting: Consistently documenting recovery progress, challenges, decisions, and outcomes. Preparing regular reports for internal reviews and public consumption.
- Scheduling and Coordination: Managing schedules for recovery activities, meetings, and events. Coordinating among various teams and stakeholders to ensure smooth operations.
Data Analytics Team:
- Data Collection: Gathering relevant data from various sources, ensuring it's accurate, timely, and organized for analysis.
- Geospatial Analysis: Analyzing data in a spatial context, useful for infrastructure planning, housing projects, and community planning.
- Data Visualization: Transforming complex data sets into visual formats like charts, graphs, and maps, making it easier for stakeholders to understand and make decisions.
Performance Dashboards & Progress Reports: real-time tracking dashboard and regularly published documents detailing the achievements, challenges, and upcoming activities, providing transparency and accountability to stakeholders and the community.