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About the City Manager: Joyce A. wilson

City Manager

Joyce A. Wilson

Wilson was appointed El Paso’s first city manager in 2004 subsequent to a city charter amendment establishing a council/manager form of government. She has been the City’s only city manager.

Joyce Wilson is a nationally recognized leader with over 25 years of extensive local government management experience at senior management and executive levels. Her experience includes working in demographically diverse areas and bi-national settings including Virginia and Arizona, before El Paso. Specific areas of expertise include exemplary fiscal management and high-performance, customer-focused service delivery, community capacity building, internal and external communications, economic development and community revitalization. She also has demonstrated oversight of significant infrastructure investments in rapid growth communities, as well as those experiencing substantial economic decline.

She has a B.S. in Business and Economics from Virginia Commonwealth University and a MPA from Harvard University’s John F Kennedy School of Government. She is a fellow with the Kellogg Foundation’s national fellowship program and active in various community organizations, with a focus on youth and families in crisis. She also is an avid supporter and promoter of the arts and cultural sectors.