Mayor's Office of Veterans' Affairs
Ms. Joynes is the first woman appointed as Executive Director of the Mayor's Office of Veterans' Affairs. She is an advisor to the Mayor, and New York area veterans and the military, on their rights, benefits, and issues. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the Mayor's Office, Clarice Joynes is an ambassador for both our country and the City of New York. Ms. Joynes came to New York City government in 1988, after serving honorably in the United States Marine Corps.
Ms. Joynes has overseen such notable career projects as Operation Noble Eagle during the September 11, 2001, crisis and coordinated OpSail/International Naval Review 2000 for visiting United States Naval Ships and ships from over 50 visiting countries. Ms. Joynes also oversees the annual New York City Veterans' Day Parade with the United War Veterans' Council and the annual partnership between the City of New York, the United States Navy, the Intrepid Foundation and Sea-Air-Space Museum, and numerous veterans' organizations for Fleet Week.
Ms. Joynes earned the Good Conduct Medal and a Meritorious Mast while serving as an active member of the US Marine Corps. Ms. Joynes has received numerous honors for public speaking and was also honored by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg for Outstanding Government Service. A Queens native, Ms. Joynes earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in American History at the City University of New York, Queens College.