Jeffrey Melrose is a land use planner who has practiced primarily in the private sector in Hawaii for more than 30 years. His specialty is agricultural land use and natural resource management. His most recent works include the Public Access Plan for Mauna Kea for UHH Office of Mauna Kea Management and a Food Self-Sufficiency Baseline Study done for the County of Hawaii. He holds a Master Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Hawaii with Certificate in Pacific Island Studies through the East West Center. He worked for Kamehameha Schools, Amfac, PBR Hawaii and currently heads Island Planning, a private land consultant firm. He also teaches Land Use Planning at the UH Hilo.
Jeff's experience in collaborative problem solving began as a neighborhood mediator in the early 1980's with the Neighborhood Justice Center in Makiki and evolved into broader environmental issues including the State Water Code Roundtable. He is on the Board of Kuikahi Mediation Center, President of the Downtown Improvement Association and Chair of the Hawaii Island Land Trust Advisory Group on Hawaii Island.
M.A., Urban Planning, University of Hawaii
Certificate: Pacific Island Studies, East West Center