U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Governor Kenneth E. Mapp announced Wednesday he has appointed Public Works Commissioner Designee Nelson Petty Jr. as a government member to the governing Board of Directors of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority.

“Your expertise and willingness to serve given our disaster recovery operations will enhance the Board’s ability to meet its daunting challenge of reconstructing our energy systems to serve the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands,” Governor Mapp wrote in a letter to Commissioner Designee Petty. “Thank you for your continued service to the Territory.”

The appointment is in accordance with Title 30, Virgin Islands Code, Section 103(a), and is effective immediately.