By Courtney Dentch
Black, who served as first vice chairwoman under Davis, stepped up to run the board's meetings as acting chairwoman after Davis died in September.
Black, a longtime board member, was elected by the board members following a unanimous vote, said Yvonne Reddick, the board's district manager. Black did not have an opponent.
Davis died of a massive heart attack Sept. 4, less than two weeks before Community Board 12 reconvened after its summer break. Davis, who was 46, worked as a dispatcher for the New York Transit Authority and joined Community Board 12 in the mid-1980s. He became a vice chairman in 1991 and chairman in 1992.
The board also elected Manuel Caughman as first vice president, Reddick said. Caughman takes the seat left empty by Black's election.