WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – The Maui County website has been awarded a “Sunny Award” for having one of the “most transparent government websites in America” according to the Editors of Sunshine Review.
Sunshine Review President Mike Barnhard informed Maui County Council Chairman Danny Mateo about the award in a March 5 letter. In the letter Barnhard states that the Maui County website scored an “A” on the Sunshine Review’s Transparency Checklist.
“This year, only 214 of the more than 6,000 government websites ranked by Sunshine Review earned a Sunny Award,” wrote Barnhart. “We hope the Maui County website will continue to serve as an example of transparency in the future. Again, congratulations on your award.”
Mayor Alan Arakawa said the award shows that County government is working diligently to be more open to the public.
“Whether it’s the Maui County website, our Facebook or Twitter pages or better communications between our civil servants and members of the public, I’m very proud of our Maui County workers who are helping to make government more accessible to all,” said Mayor Arakawa. “Let’s keep up the good work.”