Community Beat Ep. 3: Get to Know County Council Candidate Heather Kimball


Join our host KT Sunshine on this episode of Community Beat where she sits down in our studio with Heather Kimball who is running for County Council District 1. Our new PulseTV series, Community Beat, was born out of a need to help Big Island residents connect with one another on a real level. From politicians to small business owners to concerned community members, we want to give a voice to anyone who needs it. As’s online presence continues to grow, we have opened up our film studio and invite you to come in, sit down, and talk story. Stay connected and let the world hear your message! To learn more about Community Beat email us: Subject: ‘Community Beat.’

Heather Kimball is a mom. She and her husband Scott  have lived and raised their family in Papaikou on Hawai’i Island for more than 15 years. Her two older daughters attended Hilo High and now live in the mainland like so many of the kids that grow up in Hawai’i end up having to do. Her youngest daughter attends Hilo Inter and her other daughter and hanai daughter attend Hilo High.

Heather Kimball is an active community member.  She serves in both elected and volunteer positions in several community service organizations. She has been a paddling coach and board member for Kamehameha Canoe Club for the past decade. She serves as the Chair of the Hawai’i County Committee of the Democratic Party and serves on the Hawai’i County Board of Appeals. She is the Advocacy Chair for the Zonta club of Hilo. Heather also serves as a member of the Sierra Club of Hawai’i State Chapter Executive and Climate Change Committees. She served as treasurer for the Hilo Intermediate Band Boosters, as the student representative on the UH Hilo Graduate Council and as president of Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Graduate Club. Heather was the co-founder of Take Back Lincoln Park and a coordinator for Make Voting Matter. Heather served as vice chair of the Hawai’i National Women’s Political Caucus. Heather has done volunteer work for Relay for Life, Pacific Cancer Foundation and Habitat for Humanity. Heather was a North-West Climate Science Center Fellow and is a member of Gamma Theta Upsilon, the American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union and the American Society of Adaptation Professionals.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Heather Kimball.

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Mahalo to Kukua Studio in Hilo for the sponsorship and music.

Ad paid for by Friends of Heather Kimball, PO Box 7, Papaikou, HI 96781.

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