CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs City Commissioner Joshua Simmons will serve as the city’s new vice mayor, becoming the first Black resident to hold the title.

Commissioners appointed Simmons to the post during a regular meeting on Wednesday.

Simmons is replacing Commissioner Joy Carter who held the title for the past two years.

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“I love your passion. I love the homework you do,” Mayor Scott Brook said to Simmons.

Commissioner Nancy Metayer and others thanked Carter for her work as vice mayor, especially in pushing issues important to senior citizens.

“Your title will change but I know you will be present in the community,” Metayer said.

Simmons, a teacher at Coral Spring High School, is the first Black commissioner in Coral Springs, elected in 2018.

Read more about Simmons here.


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