Mr Gregory Skelton has been appointed to act as Commissioner in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) effective October 1, 2019.
The appointment was made by His Excellency the Governor, Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert, in accordance with section 92 of the Virgin Islands Constitution, and in accordance with the advice of the Public Service Commission.
Mr Skelton’s role includes ensuring the continual development of procedures and guidelines for the department, examining and licensing drivers and registering vehicles in accordance with laws, rules and regulations.
He will attend meetings, training sessions and workshops as instructed, to ensure awareness of changes to policies and procedures relevant to meet the needs of the Government of the Virgin Islands and the community.
The Acting Commissioner will also manage the department’s challenges, activities, relationships, resources, development and networks, and will prepare and manage the annual budget as the department’s accounting officer. He will also coordinate activities including clerical inspections, licensing and registration; ensuring compliance with legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements.
Mr Skelton has been employed as a public officer for over ten (10) years. He joined the Public Service in 2008 as a Senior Accounts Officer in the Ministry of Communications and Works. In 2010, he served as the Senior Accounts Officer at the Department of Motor Vehicles, where he was given the additional duty as Supervisor of Cashiers.
Mr Skelton attained his Bachelors in Accounting at Bethune Cookman University. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Management.