Sunday, May 24, 2015

Representative  Arthenia L. Joyner

District 59

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Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Tampa

Occupation:  Attorney; Public School Teacher 1964-1965

Education:  Florida A&M University, B.S., 1964; Florida A&M University College of Law, J.D., 1968

Born:  February 3, 1943, Lakeland, FL

Religious Affiliation:  African Methodist Episcopal

Recreational Interest:  reading, traveling, walking

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2000, reelected subsequently

Democratic Policy Chair 2004-2006

Other Public Service

University Community Hospital Trustee 1986-present

National Labor Caucus, Executive Committee 2004

Hillsborough Head Start Community Foundation Board, Inc., Board of Directors 2002

Federal Aviation Authority Management Advisory Council 2000-2001

Florida A&M University Foundation, Board of Directors 1996-2000

Hillsborough County Aviation Authority 1991-1999

Tampa Bay Partnership, Policy Board 1993-1999

U.S. Delegation United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, China 1995

Governor's Commission on African-American Affairs 1993-1994

Hillsborough County Overall Economic Development Committee 1992-1994

Tampa Economic Development Board, Board of Directors 1992-1994

U.S. Delegation World Population and Development Conference, Cairo, Egypt 1994

Clinton-Gore Administration, Justice-Civil Rights Transition Cluster, Senior Advisory Council 1993

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Board of Governors, Executive Committee, Minority Economic Development Council 1990-1993

Florida Supreme Court Racial and Ethnic Bias Commission 1990-1991

Governor's Commission on Government for the People 1991

Bay Area Legal Services, Board of Directors 1977-1986, 1990

City of Tampa General Employees Pension Fund, Board of Trustees 1988-1990

Hillsborough County Partners in Progress Committee 1989

Travelers Aid Society, Inc., Board of Directors 1980-1988

Governor's Task Force on the Black Family 1986

Helping Hand Day Nursery, Board of Directors 1978-1986

Hillsborough County Charter Review Board 1985-1986

State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Committee 1984-1986

Hillsborough Community Housing Resource Board 1984-1985

Criminal Justice Planning Council of Hillsborough County, Charter Member 1974-1984

Hillsborough County School Board, Citizen Advisory Committee 1983-1984

Florida Probation & Parole Qualifications Selection Committee 1977

YWCA, Board of Directors 1976-1977

Hillsborough County Nursing Home Ombudsman Committee 1975

Tampa Urban League, Board of Directors 1975


American Bar Association

Florida Association of Women Lawyers

George E. Edgecomb Bar Association, Hillsborough County

Greater Tampa Urban League, Life Member

Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers

Hillsborough County Bar Association, Board of Directors

NAACP, Life Member

National Association of Bond Lawyers

The Florida Bar

Links, Inc., National Parliamentarian 1997-2000

Commissioners' Roundtable, Airports Council International, North America, Steering Committee and Vice Chair 1992-1999

Legal Steering Committee, Airports Council International, North America 1995-1999

Federal Judicial Nominating Commission for Florida 1992-1996

Judicial Nominating Commission, 13th Judicial Circuit, Chair 1993-1994

National Coalition 100 Black Women, Inc., National Legal Counsel 1992-1993

Delta Sigma Theta Inc., National Legal Advisor 1985-1992

National Bar Association, President 1984-1985

Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association, President 1974-1976


1st Amendment Foundation, Special Recognition Award 2004

Flemming Leadership Institute Fellowship 2004

Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers, Achievement Award 2004

Friend of Florida Association of Women Lawyers Award 2003

Florida Consumer Action Network, Consumer Champion Award 2002

The Florida Bar Celebration of Florida's First 150 Women Lawyers and the First 5 African-American Women Lawyers, Honoree 2000

Airport Minority Advisory Council, Leadership Award 1999

Women of Distinction-Suncoast Girl Scouts Award 1995

George E. Edgecomb Bar Association Francisco Rodriguez Award 1993

Leadership Florida 1992-1993

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers' Achievement Award 1993

Selected by the American Jewish Committee to participate in Project Interchange's African-American Leaders Seminar in Israel 1993

National Bar Association, Women Lawyers Division, Founders Achievement Award 1992

The Charmettes Inc., Eunice Thompson Service Award 1992

College Hill Resident Council, Supporting The Struggle Award 1991

Executive Woman of the Year 1990

Leadership Tampa 1988-1989

Plant City Business and Professional Women's Club Award for Dedication and Outstanding Performance 1989

Bay Area Legal Services Pro Bono Award 1985-1988

Governor's Distinguished Black Floridian Award 1987

Listed in Who's Who Among Black Americans 1985

Selected as one of America's Top 100 Black Business and Professional Women by Dollars and Sense Magazine 1985

Selected as one of America's 100 Most Influential Black Americans by Ebony Magazine 1985

Legal Assistant to Representative Joe Lang Kershaw, Florida House of Representatives 1969

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