The Commission is composed of nine members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Legislature. Of the seven members appointed:
(1) Three (3) members must be selected from the taxi industry, one from each island, who are active taxi drivers who own taxi medallions; and
(2) Three (3) members must be from the public-at-large who are not government employees, and providing that one (1) member each must be a resident of St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John respectively.
(3) One (1) member who must be retired with a background in law enforcement or the legal profession; and
The remaining two members are select from government agencies. One (1) member who is an employee of the V.I. Department of Tourism and one (1) member who is an employee of the V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs as recommended by their respective commissioners, provided further that one employee shall be a resident of the District of St. Croix and one employee shall be a resident of the District of St. Thomas-St. John.
All members of the Commission serve a term of three years; except that any person appointed to fill a vacancy occurring before the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed serves only for the remainder of the term. Members may be reappointed subject to title 3 Virgin Islands Code section 65a(c) of this title. Upon expiration of a member's term, the member serves until the member's successor is appointed and qualified. Vacancies are filled for the unexpired term of a member in the same manner as the initial appointment.