East Hawaii Cultural Council, Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture, Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra Society, Kano o ka ‘Aina ‘Ohana and Volcano Art Center are the five recipients of this year’s Bank of Hawaii Foundation Monty Richards Hawaii Island Community Leadership Award. The award recognizes outstanding leadership of nonprofits providing benefits for residents of Hawai‘i County, with the awards this year focused on arts, culture and education programs. Volcano Art Center received $10,000; the other four recipients each received $5,000. The announcement was made during a special presentation and panel discussion of creative placemaking at Kahua Ranch on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
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