Joyce Jones-Ivey is a retired nurse who proudly served patients for 42 years. She was elected to the Oro Valley Town Council in 2018, and she is the only Democrat. She aims to keep the town community-oriented, fiscally sound, and environmentally and financially sustainable. Joyce is focused on supporting a balanced budget, youth sport and family activities at Naranja Park, and wilderness arts.
She grew up in a family of nine siblings. Her parents taught her the importance of honesty, integrity, hard work, respect for others, and treating everyone with dignity. She has been married for 40 years to Jesse Ivey, a retired LAPD officer. Her 42 years as a nurse gave her the listening and collaboration skills she needs to represent the people of Oro Valley.
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Jones-Ivey served as a volunteer nurse for her son’s high school football team and as a leader of the Women’s Bible Group at Copperfield Church. She has been an active member of Newcomers of Tucson, has served as a volunteer at Centennial Hall since 2016, and is an active member of Legislative District 11. In addition to being a registered nurse practitioner, she has also been a sales and contracts negotiator for Boehringer Manneheim. In 2004, she moved to Harris County, Texas, and started Ali’s Arts and Crafts, a small business, making specialty jewelry while working at LBJ Medical Center.
She served on the Board of Directors for The Community Clinic, Los Angeles from 1978-1980. She also served on Women in Action, a political action group in Pasadena that worked to get the community involved in local government and assist candidates to be elected to office in the City of Pasadena.
Jones-Ivey retired from nursing in 2016 and moved to Oro Valley.
- Associate of Science Degree Nursing, Public Health Certificate, Pasadena City College
- Bachelor of Science Nursing, OB-GYN Nurse Practitioner, California State University
- Bachelor of Divinity, Suffield University
- ASPO Certified Lamaze Instructor
- La Leche League Certified Breastfeeding Consultant
She was President and Treasurer of the Pasadena, California Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, whose goals were aimed at improving the education and social lives of its members. She also served as Executive Board Member and Chair of Community Volunteers for the Junior League of Pasadena.