Executive Assistant to the Kingston City Manager

Kingston’s Watts Bar Lake became home to Joyce and her husband David in the spring of 1987.  She is the proud step-mother of Jeff Lewis and Angela Lewis Robinson; and has three wonderful grandsons, Jordan and Logan Robinson and Tucker Lewis (all of whom love the fishing in Kingston).  She is a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church where she served as church clerk from October 2002 to May 2004.

Ms. Lewis has been Executive Assistant to the Kingston City Manager since March 29, 2004.  In addition to her many other duties, she publishes the monthly employee newsletter “City Scenes.”

Joyce began her professional career in the dental field as a state-registered dental assistant and in dental radiology.  In 1979 her first government employment began with TVA in the Knoxville corporate offices where during a fifteen-year career she progressed through the ranks to Administrative Officer/Executive Secretary.  After taking an early retirement from TVA in 1994 she worked for a Knoxville attorney before joining the staff of Workforce Network as a Career Specialist in the Tennessee Career Center teaching general business and computer classes.  Education and training include:

•    Earned State of Tennessee Certificate as a Registered Dental Assistant in 1971
•    UT-K Adult-Special evening classes in Business Administration
•    Certified Professional Secretary Exam, 1982
•    Continuing Education Credits include Performance Management; Excellence Through EEO; Front-line Leadership; Situational Leadership; Policies and Procedures; Franklin  Time Management; Dealing With Difficult People; and Records Disposition
•    Earned advanced certificates in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access from Roane State Community College
•    In 2002 earned certification as a Global Career Development Facilitator from the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc.
•    Completed Levels I and II of the UT-MTAS Municipal Management Academy