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Ramona Sachiko Harris

An ethnic blend of Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Puerto Rican and Indian ancestry, Mrs. Harris has a tremendous appreciation for the cultural diversity and sharing that has become a way of life here in Hawaii. She was raised in Kailua on the windward side of Oahu. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration and continues her life-long learning at Kapiolani Community College studying American Sign Language. Besides the responsibilities associated with her role as the Mayor's wife, she has been involved in a number of community activities and organizations that include the Hawaii Deaf Celebration, Salvation Army, Adult Friends for Youth, American Heart Association, Japanese Women's Society, Honolulu Symphony Associates, Easter Seals, Life Foundation, Domestic Violence Clearing House and Legal Hotline, American Diabetes Association, and projects with the Lions and Lioness Clubs of Honolulu. Recently, Ramona Harris has been devoting much of her time and attention to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community on Oahu, learning about their history, language, and culture.

 


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