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Board of Conflict Resolution-Hawaii Wins Peacemaker Award

Posted on Jan 11, 2019 in Featured News, News & Reports


Photograph of the Conflict Resolution-Hawaii Board of Directors after winning the Peacemaker Award

From left: Association for Conflict Resolution–Hawaii Director Cecelia Chang, President Owen Tamamoto, Director Tom DiGrazia, Director Dick Mosher, Secretary Katie Ranney, and Treasurer AnneMarie Smoke, receiving the Peacemaker Award at the Mediation Center of the Pacific’s 2018 Award Luncheon on December 7.

Each year, the Mediation Center of the Pacific (MCP) recognizes individuals in Hawaii who consciously choose to make a difference; to excel at bringing peace to our community, and honors their efforts by naming a Peacemaker. This year, the Board of Directors for the Association for Conflict Resolution–Hawaii was given the honor for their collective efforts and dedication to peacemaking and problem-solving.

Congratulations and mahalo to the Judiciary Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution’s Director Cecelia Chang and Appellate Mediation Program Administrator/Trainer AnneMarie Smoke, both of whom serve on the ACR–Hawaii Board.

One of the Boardʻs many accomplishments highlighted by MCP Executive Director Tracey S. Wiltgen was “Indigenous Conflict Resolution: Practice and Integration,” a Continuing Legal Education panel discussion on native peacemaking and hooponopono, co-sponsored by: The Hawaii State Judiciary Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution; Columbia Law School Mediation Clinic; Association for Conflict Resolution–Hawaii; Hawaii State Bar Associaton–ADR Section; Native Hawaiian Bar Association; The Mediation Center of the Pacific, Inc.; and Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace & Conflict Resolution, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

For information on alternatives to litigation visit the Judiciary’s Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution web page at, or call (808) 539-4ADR (4237).