Joyce McDonald is currently serving her second term on the Pierce County Council, having previously spending five terms in the Washington State House of Representatives. She served as ranking member of the Capital Budget Committee and a member of the Trade and Economic Development, Appropriations, and Juvenile Justice and Family Law committees. Twice recognized by the Washington State Council of Police and Sheriffs as “Legislator of the Year“, Joyce also was named a “2007 Woman of Influence” by The Business Examiner. Joyce graduated magna cum laude from Northwest College with a degree in organizational management and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Pierce College. She has been active in her community as a member of Main Street Association and the Chamber of Commerce. Joyce served as PTA and Youth Center president, kids’ soccer and softball coach, and a foster parent and parent aid.