Joyce Clark Named Vice Mayor

Joyce Clark Named Vice Mayor
Posted on 01/12/2023

Joyce Clark Named New Glendale Vice Mayor
Clark is a 50-year Glendale resident and has served over three decades on the City Council

The Glendale City Council has selected Councilmember Joyce Clark to serve as Glendale's Vice Mayor for 2023. Councilmember Clark has served on the city council on three different occasions, beginning in 1992.

As Vice Mayor, Joyce Clark will be responsible for performing the duties of Glendale's Mayor during the Mayor's absence. She will serve in this position for one year. Councilmember Clark also held the title of Vice Mayor in 2019.

“I am honored and pleased to once again have been chosen by the city council to serve as Glendale’s Vice Mayor,” said Vice Mayor Joyce Clark. “I am so proud to serve the residents of the Yucca District and our city each day. This is not a role I will take lightly.”

Joyce Clark was elected as the first Yucca District Councilmember in 1992 and served Glendale and the Yucca District from 1992 to 1996. She took a four-year break from public service to tend to a personal family matter. In 2000 she successfully ran again for Yucca District Councilmember as a write-in candidate against the incumbent. After a brief retirement in 2012, Clark won reelection as the Yucca District Councilmember in 2016. She is the only elected official in the state of Arizona to have defeated an incumbent as a write-in candidate and to have subsequently defeated a second incumbent. In total, Vice Mayor Clark has served the city of Glendale for 22 years and begins her 23rd year with the city this calendar year. In addition to her roles with the city of Glendale, Vice Mayor Clark also currently serves on the Arizona League of Cities and Towns Budget and Finance Committee.

“Having Councilmember Clark as the Vice Mayor, brings a lot to the table,” said Glendale Mayor Jerry P. Weiers. “Her decades of experience on the city council are invaluable. I look forward to serving with her in this role.”

Vice Mayor Clark graduated from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland with a dual BA in U.S. History and Education. Her past careers include high school history teacher, small business ownership of a bookstore, a professional ceramist and founder of a retail craft gallery. Vice Mayor Clark and her husband have three children and seven grandchildren.