Historic Hawai‘i Foundation is pleased to announce that Lynne Johnson and Randy Moore were honored as the 2016 Kama‘āina of the Year™. The event was held on Saturday, October 1, at 6 p.m. at the Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort in Waikīkī.
For 29 years, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation has recognized individuals who have contributed to preserving Hawaii’s rich history. The Kama‘āina of the Year™ award presentation occurs at Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s annual fundraising event, now in its 41st year. The benefit furthers HHF’s mission to preserve and encourage the preservation of historic buildings, objects, sites and communities significant to the history of the Hawaiian Islands.
Lynne Johnson is a lecturer in musicology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She serves as a trustee on the boards of the Mānoa Heritage Center, Honolulu Museum of Art and Hawai‘i Opera Theatre. Through her community service with these organizations, Dr. Johnson has been a strong supporter of art, culture, history and preservation in Honolulu.
Randolph G. Moore is a retired business executive, middle school teacher and Department of Education administrator. He currently serves on the Board of Regents for the University of Hawai‘i. Mr. Moore held executive positions with Kāne‘ohe Ranch, Moloka‘i Ranch and Castle & Cooke. After retirement, he taught mathematics at Central Middle School, then transferred to the Department of Education, working as assistant superintendent for school facilities and support services.
The couple was recognized in honor of their community service to Hawai‘i, including commitments to enhancements and improvements in arts and culture, land stewardship and educational sectors. The Kama‘āina of the Year event will feature themes of community engagement and involvement.
Documentary filmmaker Robin Lung eloquently captures the grace, elegance and spirit of service Lynne and Randy exude in all of their good works in their Kama‘āina of the Year video. Watch the 10 minute video here.