The Maui News named CEO Debbie Cabebe and Maui Economic Opportunity as People Who Made A Difference in 2022. The five honorees – Debbie, Peter Kafka, Tara Owens-Wes Crile, Craig Murakami-Eddie Espiritu, and Tyson Valle – were revealed in The Weekender edition, Dec. 31-Jan. 1.
Debbie joins a list of more than 200 people that includes Dr. Noa Emmett Aluli, Mercer “Chubby” Vicens (an MEO Board Member emeritus), Jan Dapitan, Dorvin and Betty Leis, Pundy Yokouchi, Kurt Suzuki. The Maui News has been presenting this feature since 1994 and honors good deeds of people in the Maui Community.
Of the honorees, The Maui News says: “They are just a few of the countless people who are making Maui County a better place, serving as a great reminder to not only thank the difference-makers in our own lives, but to see how we can emulate the spirit they carry every day.”