Jeff Sousa, JP. MP
CONSTITUENCY 28, WARWICK WEST
EMAIL:firstname.lastname@example.org | 294.3228
Jeff Sousa has lived in Warwick for most of his life. His family has deep roots there, going back well over a century.
Jeff is a successful entrepreneur. He received his secondary-level education at Warwick Academy and then took part in the apprenticeship programme at the Department of Agriculture & Fisheries.
He is the founder of Sousa’s Landscape Management Co. Ltd., which was started in Warwick West. Another of his companies, Sousa’s Gardens, is located on the border of the constituency.
Jeff and his wife, Luan, are proud parents of son, Colby, and daughter, Lindsay, and more recently, proud grandparents of Connor.
Jeff’s involvement with the community began when he was in his early 20s. He has been a member of a number of government boards. As President of the Hamilton Rotary Club, he received the Paul Harris Award – one of Rotary’s highest accolades for community work. In recent years, Jeff has been awarded by the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Vernon Temple AME Church, Purvis Primary School and T.N. Tatem Middle School, for his contributions to the community.
"What young people need is a hand up, not a hand-out"
At the age of sixteen, already armed with a deep respect for the island's natural beauty, Jeff Sousa was afforded the opportunity to attend the Department of Agriculture & Fisheries Apprenticeship. It was this 'hand-up' that was instrumental in developing not only his passion for the environment, but in cementing his philosophy of giving back to the community.
More determined than ever to position young Bermudians for success, the founder and president of Sousa's Landscape Management Co., is currently the Chairman of the Occupational Advisory Committee for Horticulture, where he has been a key player in developing the new Horticulture Apprenticeship Scheme, and is also Chairman of the National Training Board. Jeff is a mentor with the Bermuda Small Business Development Corporation’s "Partnering for Success" initiative.
A family man with a deep respect for tradition, Jeff resides with his wife, Luan, in a home at the top of Burnt House Hill where his family has lived for over 130 years. If you can't find him there, he'll be only a stone's throw away at his garden centre, Sousa's Gardens, a popular stopping point not only for the constituents of Warwick West, but for all residents of Bermuda.
This is not to say, however, that Jeff spends all of his time at work, because his awards speak of a man firmly committed to his community. In addition to sitting on numerous government boards and committees, Jeff is a Past President of Hamilton Rotary, where he was honoured to receive The Paul Harris Award – one of Rotary’s highest awards for community work.
Jeff currently sits on committees for Public Accounts, House and Grounds, and the Joint Select Committee on Drug Testing of the Legislature.
A successful entrepreneur, mentor and environmentalist, with a passion for helping the island's youth, Jeff Sousa embodies vision of the OBA and he looks forward to continuing to represent the constituents of Warwick West.