A certified public accountant is poised to fill the vacancy on the board overseeing Honolulu’s rail project.
Terri Fujii has been selected by a four-person panel from the board to join the ranks and fill the remaining term of former member Robert “Bobby” Bunda. Bunda stepped down earlier this summer. His term was set to expire June 30, 2018.
Fujii was selected from a field of 10 candidates who applied, according to a Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation news release. The release did not state who the other candidates were.
Fujii has 29 years of public accounting experience and is a partner with CW Associates, the release stated. HART’s full volunteer board is slated to vote on Fujii’s nomination at its Sept. 24 meeting. If they choose her, she would be considered a swing vote of sorts in that neither the City Council nor Mayor Kirk Caldwell selected her to join. The HART board usually votes unanimously, however.