City Mill Founding Family named 2014 KAMA‘AINA OF THE YEAR

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation is pleased to announce that Steven C. Ai and Carol Ai May will be honored as the 2014 Kama‘āina of the Year™.

The 27th annual Kama‘āina of the Year event is scheduled for Saturday, October 11, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort in Waikīkī. The event includes a cocktail hour, dinner, tribute to the honoree and musical entertainment.


Steven, Carol and the Ai family are being recognized in celebration of the rich history of the family-owned, 115-year-old kama‘āina company that is an important and integral part of the singular culture of the Hawaiian Islands. City Mill has contributed towards the diversification ofthe local economy and perpetuates Hawaii’s values through its corporate philosophy. The Ai siblings exhibit a deep commitment to community in continuing the legacy started by their grandfather. The Kama‘āina of the Year event will celebrate ‘ohana, building community, and cultural preservation through community involvement.

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation annually recognizes individuals who have contributed to preserving Hawaii’s rich history. The Kama‘āina of the Year™ event furthers Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s mission to preserve and encourage the preservation of historic buildings, objects, sites and communities significant to the history of the Hawaiian Islands.


Steven & Carol Ai Tribute Video

Mahalo to our Sponsors






















  • Matson Foundation
  • The Queen’s Medical Center
  • Goodfellow Bros., Inc.
  • Taubman
  • Pūlama Lāna‘i
  • Allied Builders System/Y. Hata & Co., Ltd.
  • Mason Architects, Inc.
  • WCIT Architecture
  • Hawai‘i Pacific Health
  • Kamehameha Schools
  • Horizon Lines, Inc.



  • RM Towill Co.
  • Group 70 International
  • Hawai‘i Visitors & Convention Bureau
  • Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP/Joanna Kawamoto
  • Haleakalā Ranch Company
  • CW Associates, CPAs
  • HHF Planners, Inc.
  • Candon, Todd & Seabolt, LLC
  • Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel
  • Wilson Care Group
  • Sunny & Ritchie Mudd
  • Young Brothers
  • Servco Foundation
  • Hyatt Regency Beach Resort and Spa
  • ProService Hawai‘i
  • Wilson Okamoto Corporation
  • Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i, Inc.
  • Lend Lease
  • Hunt Companies
  • Hawai‘i Gas
  • United Laundry Services
  • Friends of Steven Ai
  • Outrigger Enterprises Group
  • Kyo-ya Co./Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  • Consuelo Foundation
  • Jean E. Rolles, Outrigger Hotels & Resorts
  • First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd.
  • KAI Hawai‘i, Inc./PBR Hawai‘i
  • Child & Family Services
  • Bishop Museum
  • Hawai‘i Regional Council of Carpenters
  • UHA Health Insurance
  • Benjamin Moore & Company
  • Family and Friends of Tamotsu & Esther Tanaka
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