Formed in 1995, the Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS) is a voluntary partnership comprised primarily of management-level staff from every major agency and organization involved in Hawai‘i-based invasive species work; including federal, state, county and private entities. The group is a voluntary, public-private partnership formed to protect Hawai‘i from invasive species. Members participate in regular meetings in an effort to influence policy and funding decisions, improve communications, increase collaborations, and promote public awareness. The CGAPS Strategic Plan (2015 – 2019) provides a summary of the highest priority issues. Based on priority ranking by the Steering Committee, CGAPS has identified five major goals important to the protection of Hawaiʻi from invasive species.