Thursday, October 12th, 2023 | 4:30 pm

Thursday, October 12th, 2023 | 4:30 pm

Closing Plenary

4:30 pm to 4:45 pm
Included with registration
Hawai'i State House Representative Ryan Hashimoto will highlight the urgent connection between America's housing crisis and the escalating threat of climate change, a grim reality underscored by the recent devastating wildfire in Maui that destroyed hundreds of homes. Representative Hashimoto will make the case that pro-housing policies are not just crucial for solving the housing crisis, but are also vital tools for achieving environmental sustainability and building climate resilience.


The Honorable Troy Hashimoto

Hawai'i State Representative - District 10


Representative Troy Hashimoto serves the Hawaii State House District 10 which runs from Waikapū to Wailuku on Maui and currently serves as the Chair of the Housing Committee and also serves as a member of the Judiciary and Transportation Committee.

He attended the University of Denver where he earned a bachelors and Master of Business Administration. Before the Legislature, he worked for nearly 8 years on the Maui County Council and served as a member of the Hawaii State Board of Education from 2004-2005. He was originally appointed in 2018 and subsequently elected and reelected.

He also serves as the House co-convenor of the Kupuna (elder affairs) Caucus, the Chair of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) Working Group which has oversight over the historic appropriation of $600 million to address the needs of native Hawaiians on the DHHL Waiting List and is the Co-chair of the Maui Wildfire Shelter Working Group which will evaluate the availability and creation of temporary and transitional shelters for displaced individuals and families. He also serves as the Chair of the Policy Board for the Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Therese Fitzgerald

Executive Editor, Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News


Therese has more than 20 years of experience writing and editing commercial real estate content. She got her start writing about the New York City market with Real Estate Weekly and later joined CPE’s predecessor publication,Commercial Property News, where she held various positions including editor in chief. Her current duties include overseeing finance newsletters for CPE and MHN and hosting CPE’s “Sustainability Street” podcast. She holds a BA in Literature & Rhetoric from Binghamton University and an MS in English Education from Lehman College.