NEW! Thoughtful Questions about Nation Building and the ‘Aha
As OHA continues to host statewide meetings to provide the community the opportunity to weigh in on how best to approach the convening of a Governance ‘Aha, there a few potholes in the road. Some meetings are more contentious and passionate than others and sometimes confusing. So it’s just great to hear a voice rise from the chaotic dialogue that is able to navigate the confusion and emerge anger-free with a thoughtful defining of the challenges. After the Keaukaha meeting on April 8, 2014, which was something of an in-your-face dialogue, Lawrence Sanoria went home, thought about what he heard, and wrote the following letter to Trustee Bobby Lindsey. I was moved by it and am compelled to share it with you, and to attempt to answer some of his questions.
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