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Jeremy Harris, American former mayor. Recipient Keystone award, American Architectural Foundation, 2005.

Background

Harris, Jeremy was born on December 7, 1950 in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. Son of Ann Harris.

Education

Bachelor, Bachelor of Science in Biology, University Hawaii, 1972. Master of Science in Population and Environmental Biology, University California, Irvine, 1973.

Career

Lecturer oceanography, biology Kauai Community College. Marine advisor Sea Grant Program, University Hawaii. Delegate Hawaii Constitutional Convention, 1978.

Chairman Kauai County Council, 1979—1981. Executive assistant to mayor City and County of Honolulu, 1984—1986, deputy managing director of Honolulu, 1986-1994, managing director, 1986—1994, acting mayor, 1994, mayor, 1994—2004. Founder, chair Mayors' Asia-Pacific Environmental Summit, 1999.

Established Pacific Islands Environmental Symposium, China-United States Conference of Mayors and Business Leaders, Asia-Pacific Urban Technology Institute.

Membership

American-National chair Japan-American Conference of Mayors and Chamber of Commerce Presidents, since 1996. Member of American Planning Association (Distinguished Leadership award 2002), International Downtown Association (Merit award), American Society Public Administration (Public Administrator of Year 1993, 1994), American Institute Architects (honorary).

Connections

Married Ramona Sachiko Akui.