North Bay Village has a new Treasure Island commissioner.
The village commission appointed real estate agent Andreana Jackson to fill the seat vacated by Wendy Duvall, who resigned effective Nov. 18.
Jackson was one of three residents who submitted applications to the village. Vice Mayor Jorge Gonzalez and Commissioners Richard Chervony and Eddie Lim voted for Jackson. Mayor Connie Leon-Kreps voted for local cardiologist Joshua Furman.
Jackson’s appointment was then unanimously approved. She will serve one year, the remainder of Duvall’s term.
Jackson grew up in Kansas and attended the University of Kansas. She earned a master’s degree in organizational learning and leadership at Barry University in 2011.
She has served on North Bay Village’s Community Enhancement Board and has also worked as an independent contractor on event planning and training with U.S. Southern Command.
Jackson told the Miami Herald she’s enjoyed her experience in local government so far, and she thought this was a good next step.
“I thought it was a perfect opportunity for me to step up and help continue some of the work that’s been started,” she said. “I can see the potential for where this village can go.”
Chervony said he chose Jackson because he was looking for diversity on the dais.
“She’s going to be our first African American. And she’s a woman,” he said.