The Turks and Caicos Islands civil service is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mike Clerveaux to the post of Hazard Mitigation & GIS Specialist within the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME).
For the past three years, Mr. Clerveaux held the post of Hazard Mitigation Officer within DDME. Prior to joining DDME, Mr. Clerveaux spent over 6 years as a Land Use Planner at the Department of Planning, with responsibility for reviewing planning applications while promoting integrated development planning through spatial interpretation of the macro-economic and sectoral policies to ensure their consistency with the principles of sustainable development. He has approximately eight years of experience in the field of GIS, Urban and Regional Planning and Disaster Management.
Prior to officially joining the DDME, Mr. Clerveaux played a critical role in assisting the DDME in advancing its mandate by working as a National Instructor for establishing the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in the TCI, Deputy Leader of the Turks and Caicos Search & Rescue Taskforce (TSART) and member of the Damage Assessment Team and Communities United in Response to Emergencies (CURE).
In his new role, Mr. Clerveaux will be responsible for the administration of the Department’s Hazard Mitigation & Planning Programme. His duties will cover but are not limited to analyzing hazard data for the implementation of national pre-disaster planning and prevention measures and recommending mitigation measures to support sustainable development and planning in the country.
Mr. Clerveaux holds a MSc Built Environment (Specialization in Geomatics) and a BSc Urban & Regional Planning, both from the University of Technology, Jamaica and a Diploma in Secondary Education (Specialized in Industrial Arts) from Mico Teachers College, Jamaica. He also has completed a wide range of professional development courses which include Leadership Development; Financial Management and Reporting; Building GIS Applications in Support of Disaster Risk Management; Damage Assessments & Needs Analysis (DANA); Emergency Operations Management; GIS Management and Hurrevac (for the tracking of storms); and a Certificate in Business Continuity Management from H. Lavity Stout Community College, British Virgin Islands.
Deputy Governor Anya Williams in congratulating Mr. Clerveaux on his new role, said; “I am pleased to congratulate Mr. Clerveaux on his recent promotion; his second in the last few years! Mike demonstrates a high level of professionalism in carrying out his duties and has always done so. He is highly committed to the area of Disaster Management and preparedness and should be commended for his work in this area, where he continues to excel.”
Mr. Clerveaux in responding stated; “I look forward to serving in this new capacity and working with all stakeholders to advance the Disaster Management agenda in the Turks and Caicos Islands. It is a privilege to continue to be a part of the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies team in this key position as we plan for and reduce the impact of potential hazards on our shores.”