Gov. Kenneth Mapp named LaToya Williams to the V.I. Waste Management Authority governing board and Marvin Forbes to the V.I. Port Authority governing board this week, according to Government House.
A graduate of the University of West Florida with a bachelor’s degree in biology and forensic sciences, Williams is eligible for the VIWMA board position by virtue of her current position as the air pollution program environmental specialist for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. She is also a graduate of the Hovensa training department with a focus on safety, OSHA, EPA procedures and regulations, and conflict resolution.
“Williams brings experience and a willingness to serve,” Mapp said in a statement. “This will enhance the Waste Management’s ability to meet its busy agenda.”
Forbes is a local business owner who established his business on St. Croix more than 20 years ago and has a strong background in information technology. He was owner of Orbitron, a satellite communications company on St. Croix. As of November 2014, Forbes was also president of V.I. Action Group and was active in unsuccessful efforts to recall members of the St. Croix Board of Elections
“I have over 20 years of progressive experience negotiating contracts and managing employees,” Forbes said in a statement. “I am dedicated to transparent and efficient government operations and I plan on bringing that to the V.I. Port Authority upon confirmation by the 31st Legislature.”
Mapp said, “It is my pleasure to ask the advice and consent of the 31st Legislature on the nomination of Marvin Forbes to the V.I. Port Authority. Their prompt and favorable confirmation will enhance the board’s ability to serve the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands.”