“Hawaiʻi will face numerous challenges in the upcoming years. If our island home is to prosper economically, socially and culturally, we need to identify and support the emerging generation of leaders. By nurturing them, we will ensure the future of Hawaiʻi.”

Mufi Hannemann

Founder, Pacific Century Fellows & Former Honolulu Mayor


The Pacific Century Fellows Program strives to develop leaders with a greater awareness and sensitivity to the people and institutions of Hawaiʻi.

Since 1997, Pacific Century Fellows has united Hawaiʻi’s most promising individuals from various walks of life and professions, with each fellow bringing unique perspectives, ideas and experiences to the group. During the nine-month program, fellows gain a deeper insight into civic duty through direct engagement with senior community, social and government leaders. The program provides fellows the chance to create lasting relationships, encourages creative thinking when searching for solutions to state problems and instills an aspiration to give back to Hawaiʻi.


Press Release: 17th class of Pacific Century Fellows Selected