FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Broward County Commissioners have elected a new Mayor and Vice Mayor, a job the voters don’t get to choose.
Commissioner Kristin Jacobs, who was vice-mayor from 2011 to 2012, was elected Mayor by the commission. She’ll serve a one-year term.READ MORE: Flags To Fly At Half-Staff Wednesday To Honor COVID-19 Victims
This is the second time around for Jacobs who has served on the commission since 1998. In 2005, she was tapped for the Mayor’s seat after serving as Vice Mayor in 2004.READ MORE: Miami-Dade's First Federal Vaccination Site Is Now Open Using Newly Approved Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
Commissioner Barbara Sharief was elected Vice-Mayor. Prior to her election to the County Commission, Barbara proudly served as Vice-Mayor and City Commissioner of Miramar.MORE NEWS: 'It’s Just Unacceptable': Racial Slurs Hurled At Fishermen Near Stuart
Both jobs are largely ceremonial positions, as the county employs a County Manager who is in day to day charge of county departments.