Ms. Joyce A. Wilson

El Paso, Texas
United States

Focus Areas

Economic Security
Community Development
Economic Development
Arts & Humanities
Public Health & Safety
Social Justice
Gender-Based Violence
Immigration & Border Issues


Joyce Wilson had an illustrious career in city management service which took her from Richmond, Virginia to Yuma, Arizona, and ended in El Paso, Texas after serving 10 years as the city’s first City Manager. Ms. Wilson has been nationally recognized for her extraordinary work by various organizations, such as the Texas City Management Association (TCMA), International City Management Association (ICMA), the National Association of Public Administration, and several local organizations. She was named El Pasoan of the Year 2014, along with the MountainStar Sports Group, for their work to bring Triple-A affiliated baseball to El Paso. After 30 years working in city management, Wilson was appointed permanent CEO of Workforce Solutions Borderplex on January 1, 2015, after having served as interim since June 2014. Workforce Solutions Borderplex is a public non-profit agency of the Texas Workforce Commission. The agency serves a 6 county region in Southwest Texas by providing employers with skilled workers and helping individuals develop the skills needed to thrive in the workplace. Not only has Wilson invested in the region professionally as former city manager and, now, CEO of Workforce Solution Borderplex, she is active in community organizations focusing on women and children. Wilson has a B.S. in Business Administration & Economics from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is an alumnus of the Kellogg Foundation’s National Fellowship Program and a Fellow with the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).