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A Glossary of EDH 2025 Terms & Acronyms

Action:
A specific project or activity intended to help implement a given strategy.
Action Plan:
How a community intends to arrive at its vision, step-by-step over time.
Capacity Building:
A process that empowers people to plan for the future, address issues, and manage and solve problems.
Coastal Zone Management:
A unique federal-state partnership program that provides a basis for protecting, restoring, and responsibly developing the nation’s important and diverse coastal communities and resources.
Community Values:
A community’s most deeply held shared ideals and beliefs that serve as guiding principles. Community Values are the foundation for a community’s vision and action plan.
Constraints:
Things that may impede the implementation of a strategy.
Easy Wins:
Vision-friendly activities or projects that are visible and can be organized and accomplished simply, inexpensively and quickly - ideally in less than one year.
Lead Solution Partners
Groups, individuals, organizations, and government agencies that are willing to take the lead role for achieving an action.
Living Plan
A plan that doesn’t sit on the shelf. It is based on community values, and is alive and organic.
Opportunities:
Things that may promote the implementation of a strategy.
Smart Growth:
An evolving group of ideas about how to better manage urban growth and development. To learn more about Smart Growth Principles, click here for smartgrowth.org.
Special Management Area:
SMAs are an area where significant attention is paid to the potential impact that a development may have on coastal qualities. The SMA includes all lands and waters beginning at the shoreline and extending inland or mauka for at least 100 yards. The SMA does not include any areas or waters seaward of the shoreline because the State has jurisdiction beyond the shoreline.
Strategy:
A major initiative designed to achieve some aspect of our community’s overarching vision. In the visioning process, strategies are the community’s vision ideas rephrased as a path to achieving those ideas.
Supporting Partners
Groups, organizations, agencies or individuals who would support or are needed to achieve an action. Includes agencies who require permits, code amendments, etc.
Sustainability:
Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the needs and opportunities of future generations.
Trends:
Key external forces of change that are driving our community into the future.
Vision Focus Areas:
The central themes around which a vision is organized.
Vision Timeframe:
A target year for the vision. For Downtown Hilo, the target year is 2025. Note that some of our vision will be achieved long before the target year is reached.
Visioning:
A process through which any community can envision the future it wants, plan how to achieve it, and begin to implement it. Through visioning, a community answers the following questions: Where are we now? Where are we going? Where do we want to be? How do we get there? Are we getting there?


Acronyms to Know

AAUW:
American Association of University Women
ADA:
Americans with Disabilities Act
AIA:
American Institute of Architects
AM&C:
Alice Moon & Company (private business)
BIRC&D:
Big Island Resource Conservation and Development Council
BIVB:
Big Island Visitors Bureau
CDH:
Commercial District
COH:
County of Hawai‘i
CTAHR:
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
DBEDT:
State of Hawai‘i Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
DCAB:
Disability and Communication Access Board
DCCA:
Hawai‘i State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
DEM:
Department of Environmental Management, County of Hawai‘i
DIA:
Hilo Downtown Improvement Association
DLNR:
Hawai‘i State Department of Land and Natural Resources
DMV:
State of Hawai‘i Department of Motor Vehicles
DOE:
State of Hawai‘i Department of Education
DPW:
Department of Public Works, County of Hawai‘i
EDH 2025:
EnVision Downtown Hilo 2025
EHC Council:
East Hawai`i Cultural Council
FDHSC:
Friends of Downtown Hilo Steering Committee
FEMA:
Federal Emergency Management Agency
GIS-UHH:
Geographical Information System, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
HAWCC:
Hawai`i Community College
HCC:
Hawai`i County Corrections
HCEOC:
Hawai`i County Economic Opportunity Council
HELCO:
Hawai`i Electric Light Company
HICC:
Hawai`i Island Chamber of Commerce
HIEDB:
Hawai`i Island Economic Development Board
HOFA:
Hawai`i Organic Farmers Association
HSTA:
Hawai`i State Teachers Association
HSTAR:
Hawai`i State Retired Teachers Association
HTA:
Hawai`i Tourism Authority
HVCB:
Hawai`i Visitors and Convention Bureau
JCC:
Japanese Chamber of Commerce
KIA:
Kanoelehua Industrial Area Association
KSBE:
Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate
NCL:
Norwegian Cruise Line
OHA:
Office of Hawaiian Affairs
OHCD:
Office of Housing and Community Development
P&R:
Department of Parks & Recreation, County of Hawai‘i
PATH:
People’s Advocacy for Trails Hawai‘i
PD:
Planning Department, County of Hawai‘i
PO:
United States Post Office
PTSA:
Parent Teacher Student Association
R&D:
Department of Research & Development, County of Hawai‘i
RPTD:
Real Property Tax Division, County of Hawai‘i
RSVP:
Retired Senior Volunteer Program
SBA
Small Business Association, Federal Agency
SBDC
Small Business Development Center
SHPD:
(Department of Land and Natural Resources) State Historic Preservation Division
UHH:
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
HBWAG:
Hilo Bay Watershed Advisory Group
YMCA:
Young Men’s Christian Association
YWCA:
Young Women’s Christian Association