Trades Licensing Boards Membership

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Who licenses accountants? What about electrictians or plumbers? There are nine trade licensing boards which the Division of Licensing and Consumer Affairs overseas. Several do not currently have a quorum and are limited in their ability to act. Below are those boards and members as of Aug. 9, 2016.

 
Board of Public Accountancy
27 VIC 250a   
Members: 5
Vacancies: 3 (No quorum)
 
This board certifies and regulates accountants. Members are certified accountants. They are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Legislature and serve three-year terms. Members serve until replaced.
 
Membership:
Janice Hodge, St. Thomas, 08/01/08-08/01/11, Active
Leslie Smith, St. John, 08/01/08-08/01/11, Active
 
Architects, Engineers And Land Surveyors Board
27 VIC 282a
Members: 7
Vacancies: 3
 
The Board shall consist of the Commissioner of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (or his designee) as an ex officio member, and six other members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Legislature. Each appointed member shall be a resident of the United States Virgin Islands and shall have been engaged in the practice of architecture, engineering, or surveying in the United States Virgin Islands for at least three consecutive years prior to the date of appointment. At least two of the members shall be architects and at least two shall be engineers. Not more than three members shall reside on the same island.
 
Membership:
Licensing and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Devin Carrington, chair,
Justin Berkeley, Engineer, St. Croix, 08/23/93-08/22/96, Active
John P. Woods, Architect, St. Thomas, 01/24/94-01/20/97, Active
Stacy Bourne, Architect, St. Thomas, 02/25/16-02/25/19, Active
 
Barbers, Beauticians and Manicurists Board of Licensing
27 VIC 451a
Members: 7
Vacancies: 1
This body licenses barbers, beauticians and manicurists.
Members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature, with no more than three from any one island. Members are all licensed barbers or beauticians. Terms are four years, and the law indicates that if a person is appointed to fill part of a term, that person only serves until the original term expires. There is no provision allowing members to serve until a new member is appointed.
 
Membership:
Ada Brooks, Beautician, St. Croix, 04/01/92-11/18/2017, Active
Judith Hobson, Beautician, St. Thomas, 06/11/90-11/18/2017, Active
Gerian James, Beautician, St. Croix, 11/18/14-11/18/17, Active
Luz Luis, Beautician, St. Croix, 11/18/2014, 11/18/2017, Active
Nora Williams, Beautician, St. Thomas, 11/18/2014-11/18/2017, Active
Shani Carbon, Beautician, St. John, 11/18/2014-11/18/2017, Active
 
V.I. Board of General Construction Contractors
27 VIC 10, S330
Members: 7
Vacancies: 6 (no quorum)
 
The commissioner of Licensing and Consumer Affairs serves ex-officio as chair. The other six members are to be construction contractors, appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature. The board approves contracting licenses. Statute allows DLCA to perform the functions of this particular board, without the board meeting, in the absence of a quorum.
 
Membership:
DLCA Commissioner Devin Carrington, chair.
 
V.I. Electricians Licensing Board
27 VIC 261
Members: 5
Vacancies: 5 (no quorum)
This board licenses electricians. Four of the members of this board are to be professional electricians, nominated by the governor and approved by the Legislature. The fifth voting member is the Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ chief electrical inspector.
This board has no appointed members at this time and DPNR indicates the electrical inspector seat is vacant.
 
V.I. Plumbers and Mechanical Contractors Licensing Board
27 VIC 261
Members: 6
Vacancies: 6 (no quorum)
Four of the members of this board are to be professional plumbers, nominated by the governor and approved by the Legislature. The fifth voting member is the Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ chief plumbing inspector and the sixth is DPNR’s chief mechanical inspector.. Gov. John deJongh Jr. sent the nominations of Charles Anthony and Clarence Todman to the Legislature in, June 2014, but the Legislature did not act on the nominations. DPNR indicate the two DPNR positions are vacant.
 
Membership:
Charles Anthony, Plumbing, St. Croix, 03/09/92-03/08/94, Active
Robert Thomas, Plumbing, St. Thomas, 09/21/92-09/20/94, Active
 
Real Estate Appraisers Board
Members: 7
Vacancies: 1
27 VIC 434
Operates under DLCA
 
This volunteer board, created in 1991, licenses real estate appraisers, There is a complex formula for the membership’s composition, requiring volunteers working in the field and at least two volunteers who do not, along with island quotas. All are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature and serve three year terms or until replaced.
 
Membership:
Elissa Rock Runyon, Real Estate Appraiser, St. John, 06/20/08-06/20/2011, Active
Noreen Dunn, Real Estate Appraiser, St. Croix, 06/20/08-06/20/11, Active
Delrease Roberts, Real Estate Appraiser, St. Thomas, 06/20/08-06/20/2011, Active
Adonis Morton, Banker, St. Thomas, 12/15/11-12/15/14, Active
Rohit Khiani, Banker, St. Thomas, 12/15/11-12/15/14,Active
Leigh F. Goldman, Attorney, St. Thomas, 06/18/14-06/18/17, Active
 
Real Estate Commission
27 VIC 421a.
Members: 7
Vacancies: 1
 
Created in 1967, this volunteer board, operating under DLCA licenses real estate brokers, but not appraisers. Like the newer appraiser board, there is a complex formula for the membership’s composition, requiring three volunteers working who are brokers and at least four volunteers who are not, along with island quotas and a requirement that one member be an attorney. All are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature and serve four year terms or until replaced. The statute specifies there is no stipend.
 
Membership:
Peggy Simmonds, Real Estate Broker, St. Thomas, 09/22/92-09/21/96, Active
Fred Vialet, Attorney, St. Thomas, 09/29/93-09/28/97, Active
Yvonne Tharpes, Attorney, St. John, 11/30/94-11/29/98, Active
Stephanie Hodge, Real Estate Salesperson, St. Croix, 12/15/11-12/15/14, Active
Christie O’Neil, Real Estate Broker, St. John, 12/15/11-12/15/14, Active
Kurt Walcott, Real Estate Broker, St. Croix, 02/25/16-02/25/19, Active
 
Board of Social Work Licensure
27 VIC 538
Members: 5
Vacancies: 1
 
Nominated by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature, with at least two members to also be licensed social workers. This board is overseen by DLCA.
This board licenses social workers.
 
Membership:
Dilsa Capdeville, Certified Independent Social Worker, St. Thomas, Active
Winifred Anthony-Todman, Social Worker, St. Thomas, 04/19/06-04/19/09, Active
Carol Battuello, Social Worker, St. Croix, 06/27/06-06/27/09, Active
Delores A. Powell, Social Worker, St. John, 04/19/06-04/19/09, Active
 
Contact:
Mailing Addresses:
Attention: Nathalie Hodge
Administrator, Boards and Commissions
V.I. Board of Social Workers
Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs
Golden Rock Shopping Center, Suite #9
Christiansted, VI 00820-4311
 
Phone: (340) 773-2226
 
St. John
Administrative Complex
"The Battery"
St. John, VI 00830
Phone: (340) 693-8036
 
St. Thomas
Prop. & Procurement Bldg.
8201 Sub Base, Suite 1
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: (340) 774-3130
 
 
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