Līhu‘e Business Association
Pat Griffin is a well-known and highly respected historian, planner and preservationist. She is the immediate past Chair of the Kaua‘i Historic Preservation Review Commission, and has assisted the County of Kaua‘i with numerous preservation projects. She has direct, hands-on experience with researching and writing nominations for historic properties to be listed on the Hawai‘i Register of Historic Places, successfully nominating the ‘Ōpaeka‘a and Pu‘uopae Bridges. She was appointed to the Hawai‘i Historic Places Review Board in 2016.
As President of the Līhu‘e Business Association, Ms. Griffin works with community members, businesses and government officials on land use, urban design, transportation and economic development policies and plans, and ensures that the identification and preservation of historically and culturally significant properties are included at all levels of planning.
She is the award-winning author of Līhu‘e: Root and Branch of a Hawai‘i Town (University of Hawai‘i Press), as well as Wilcox Memorial Hospital in the Twentieth Century, a contributor to Pōhaku: The Art & Architecture of Stonework in Hawai‘i, and The Folklore of American Holidays, and the writer of numerous other articles and essays about aspects of Hawai‘i’s history that have appeared in such media as the Hawaiian Journal of History and the website “Aloha from Hawaii”.
Ms. Griffin assists with numerous public education seminars and workshops with Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, and has served on the Preservation Honor Awards Committee since 2008.