County Public Works director to step down in January

  • Allan Simeon

KAILUA-KONA — Department of Public Works Director Allan Simeon has submitted his resignation, effective Jan. 31, the Office of Mayor Harry Kim announced Tuesday morning in a press release.

Simeon will remain at Public Works as an engineer.

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The mayor thanked and praised Simeon for his two years at the department’s helm, particularly during the four-month Kilauea eruption.

“We are very grateful for all that Allan has done for the community,” Kim said. “He took on a very difficult task and did good work. I know this job was hard on him and his family.”

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Simeon tendered his resignation as Public Works director in a letter to the mayor dated Dec. 14, 2018.

“I would like to thank the nearly 400 hard-working DPW staff and the countless County employees for their continued help and support,” Simeon wrote. “I am very blessed, proud and privileged to be a County of Hawaii employee.”