VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Beach City Council has selected Delceno Miles to represent the Bayside District.

The unexpired Bayside District seat had been vacant following the death of former mayor, vice mayor and longtime councilmember Louis R. Jones on June 18.

She will take her seat at the dais starting Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Miles is the president/CEO of The Miles Agency, a Virginia Beach-based marketing and public relations firm that she founded in 1989. Miles also previously served on the Virginia Beach School Board as vice-chair for two years. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Stanford University and earned her M.A. in communications from Regent University.

Miles was part of a group of nine applicants comprised of Bayside residents. From the initial group, council narrowed the candidates for consideration to three.

After hearing from each finalist during the August 2 city council meeting, the council heard public comments about each candidate at their meeting before deliberating to make the decision.

Miles will serve on the City Council until voters select a permanent representative during the November election.