2490 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
Kauai’s Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.
Employed by the County of Kauai since 1985, Mayor Carvalho was appointed by Mayor Baptiste in 2002 as the director of the Offices of Community Assistance, which included the Transportation, Recreation, Elderly Affairs and Housing divisions.
In 2007, he was tapped by Baptiste to set up and lead the new Department of Parks and Recreation as director.
A Kauai native, Carvalho graduated from Kapaa High School in 1979 and earned a full-ride scholarship to play football at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He graduated from UH in 1983 with a degree in communications and public relations and was drafted by the Miami Dolphins, where he played for two seasons before returning to the islands and marrying his wife Regina. They have three children and two grandchildren.