Marketing and Communications - Nov. 15, 2018
City residents are invited to join Mayor Allen Joines and members of the City Council on Saturday, Nov. 17, as they unveil the new sign renaming the city’s Lowery Street Facility as the Joycelyn V. Johnson Municipal Services Center, in honor of former Council Member Joycelyn V. Johnson. The unveiling will be held at 11 a.m. at the east entrance to the center at 2000 Lowery St., Winston-Salem.
Johnson represented the East Ward on the City Council from 1993 to 2009. During her tenure, Johnson helped to rejuvenate blighted areas along Patterson Avenue, Old Greensboro Road, New Walkertown Road, Dreamland Park and the Fourteenth Street Community, and initiated business analyses for New Walkertown Road, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Liberty Street and Lowery Street. She was also instrumental in such projects as downtown economic development, Evergreen Cemetery expansion, the historical marker program and BB&T Ballpark Project.
In recognition of her many years of service to the city, the City Council voted in September to name the Lowery Street Facility in her honor.