Hoover said she wants to make Charleston "one of the great cities in the country."
"We have everything here we need, mountains, rivers and valleys," she said.
She also has a strong interest in urban development and will keep a close eye on any issues that deal with Kanawha Boulevard.
"Anything that is going on in my ward, I'll be right on it," she said.
Jones contacted Hoover, who he knew through her volunteer service, early Thursday morning about filling the vacancy, she said.
"I've seen her volunteer efforts and I think she'll do great," he said.
Hoover has never served as an elected official, nor has she sought public office. But she does plan to run in her own right in 2015.
"I have three years to prove myself," she said.
East End Main Street Executive Director Ric Cavender was pleased with Hoover's selection, having worked with both Hoover and Weintraub on the East End Main Street board.
"She has been involved in a lot of our projects," Cavender said. "I can't think of a better person to fill Marc's shoes."
Both Weintraub and Hoover plan to continue serving on East End Main Street.
In his time on council, Weintraub came under fire for his numerous absences. He is a lawyer with the firm Bailey & Glasser, and he often is forced to travel outside the country for his job.
His busy schedule did play a minor role in his decision to resign from his seat, he said.
Weintraub missed 28 council meetings from 2007 to June 2011. He resigned from his position on the finance committee, a seat he held since his election in 2003, in June 2011.
At that time, Weintraub said he wanted to give other council members a chance to have a say on the finance committee. He later added that his absences also played a part in his decision.
Absences have continued to be a problem for Weintraub this term as well. He missed 14 of the 45 meetings since his term began on June 21, 2011 -- a total of 31 percent.
Weintraub was re-elected in 2011 by a landslide. He received 73.98 percent of the 342 votes cast in the 11th Ward race and defeated independent candidate Jonathan Caldwell.He ran unopposed in the primary election.