Missouri Governor Mike Parson has appointed Andrea Jackson-Jennings to the Board of Commissioners. Jackson-Jennings, who has a doctorate in education, will serve as a representative for St. Louis County and replaces Commissioner Vernal Brown whose term expired. The Missouri Senate approved the appointment today.
“Congratulations to AJ on her appointment to the Bi-State Development Board of Commissioners by Governor Parson,” said St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page. “AJ has built a career on helping others including her time as my Director of Human Services, and I know her experience and passion for public service will be of great value to the Bi-State Development board.”
“We welcome Commissioner Jackson-Jennings to the Board of Commissioners. We know in her current position, she is focused on building and preserving a more equitable and vibrant region and that directly fits with our mutual efforts to improve the quality of life for residents in our region through our various enterprises,” said Herbert Simmons, Chair of the Bi-State Development Board of Commissioners.
“We look forward to working with Commissioner Jackson-Jennings and will miss Commissioner Brown. We appreciated her support and commitment over the last nine years in helping us make the region a better place,” said Taulby Roach, Bi-State Development President and CEO.
The 10-member Board of Commissioners provides overall leadership and policy direction for Bi-State Development and its enterprises, and is compromised of five members from Illinois and five from Missouri.