Enter Race Now For Neighborhood Board

Residents can file now to run in Oahu’s upcoming neighborhood board elections, set for April 24-May 17.

Elections are held every two years, and any resident who is 18 years old by Feb. 15, 2013, and lives within a board’s boundaries is eligible to run. Windward Oahu area boards speak for the Waimanalo, Kailua, Kaneohe, Kahaluu and Koolauloa communities to advise government on concerns ranging from zoning disputes and bulky-item pickup dates to land use and criminal activities. The boards meet monthly and also may conduct public forums and educational programs.

Candidates should apply online at www1.honolulu.gov/nco. Those without Internet access may call the Neighborhood Commission Office at 768-3717. Mailed forms must be postmarked by the deadline date, Feb. 15.

The term of service will be from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015.