Council President Joyce Watterman attended Somerset Christian College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership and Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies, and then went on to graduate with her Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Pillar College. Joyce is the founder of the H.O.P.E summer program for children which presents a safe, caring and educational environment. She is the founder of Women Working Together for change; a program which empowers women physically, emotionally, economically and politically. Joyce has been a volunteer Chaplin for over 30 years at Eastern State Prison and 8 years at Clinton State Prison. Joyce and her husband are the founders and Pastors of Continuous Flow Christian Center, where they bring life-changing words of strength for today and hope for tomorrow.

Joyce is the first African American woman elected as Council President for the City of Jersey City. She serves as a Planning Commissioner, Chairs the Disabled Parking committee, serves as a member of the Affordable Housing Trust Funds, the Budget Committee, The Jackson Hill Main Street SID, Dissolution of Parking Authority, Chairs the Street Naming and Re-naming committee, Chaplin for the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department, member of NAACP, Licensed Realtor, Co-Chairperson of Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board, and former President of the Women Political Caucus of Hudson County.

Joyce has received several awards for her dedication to service. Joyce can be seen giving motivational lectures. Joyce lives by the motto, “I’m here to help you become a better you.”