HONOLULU - The Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs (HIPA) announces the launch of the 2015 Directory of Public Officials. For the past several years, HIPA has undertaken this community service project with numerous partners to facilitate public participation in the legislative process. The directory assists the public in engaging both elected and appointed officials of federal, state and county governments. A printed directory will be available for pick up at Hawai‘i State Capitol Public Access Room #401 after February 3, 2015. For the third year, a web-based mobile application is also available to make it even easier to participate in the legislative process. This will once again allow iOS and Android users to download the directory on their smartphones for easy, on-the-go use and is available at d.hipaonline.com. This service is made possible by premier sponsor AT&T and our supporting sponsors Bank of Hawaii, ‘Ōlelo Community Media, Service Printers Hawaii and University of Hawaii Professional Assembly. Each organization’s commitment to public information and participation is embodied in this community service project. Founded in 2001, HIPA is Hawai‘i’s leading independent public policy institute, and has provided research and recommendations on the most pressing public policy issues facing Hawai‘i. Through work on issues such as modernizing our public schools, investing in public infrastructure and transforming our healthcare system, HIPA has provided the blueprint to bring about meaningful change in Hawai‘i.