Kevermay Douglas, deputy supervisor of elections for the St. Thomas-St. John District, will be designated as a certified elections/registration administrator (CERA), the highest professional achievement for election officials in the country.
CERA designation is achieved only through a multi-year course of study taught by the Auburn University’s Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) faculty, Auburn, Alabama, and conducted by the Election Center’s Professional Education Program. The intent of the program is to professionalize the management of voter registration and elections administration in promoting and preserving public trust in the democratic process.
“This is the highest designation available to elections and voter registration officials,” said Tim Mattice, director of the center. This graduating class of 85 election professionals totals 1,420 election officials and election vendors who have achieved the CERA/CERV status. This is an outstanding accomplishment.”
“The Virgin Islands is indeed fortunate to have Ms. Kevermay Douglas as one of the top designated professionals in America. Obtaining and maintaining CERA/CERV status means that she has committed to a career long process of continuing education to improve the electoral process in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the nation,” he said.
The Professional Education Program is sponsored by the Election Center, a non-profit association of voter registrars, elections administrators and providers of election services throughout America and the U.S Territories. Its membership is comprised of township, city, county and state elections officials, and other election related organizations.
The center’s primary purpose is to promote and support continuous improvement in the administration of elections and voter registration through research, professional education, conferences, networking and consulting. Professional Education Program participants receive continuing education credit from Auburn University as well as professional training credits from the Election Center.
Deputy Supervisor Douglas has served in her capacity as deputy supervisor of elections for the St. Thomas-St. John District since 2015. Prior to this, she had served in various management positions in the private sector and as an executive at the Virgin Islands Lottery and the Legislature of the Virgin Islands. Deputy Douglas has a Master’s in Business Administration and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. She is also a small business owner.