2001 - to present
Joines is known for his work to bring about racial healing and fostering a unified community. He was presented the 2002 Legacy Award from the Winston-Salem Foundation in recognition of his "visionary leadership and for committing his life to the betterment of Winston-Salem." He was named the "Man of the Year" in 2003 by the Winston-Salem Chronicle.
Allen Joines was elected Mayor of the City of Winston-Salem in November 2001 and re-elected in 2005 and 2009. As Mayor, he has concentrated on rebuilding the economy and in unifying the community. During his first term, over 4,000 jobs were created through recruitment of new companies. He continues to work to create additional jobs thru recruitment, expansion of existing companies and new business start-ups.
Allen has held numerous positions in professional, civic and community organizations, including the N.C. Development Association, serving as president; the Triad March of Dimes as Chairman and Vice Chairman, the Board of Directors of the Salvation Army Boys' Club and Program Chair of Leadership Winston-Salem. He is also past Chairman of the Winston-Salem Arts Council, past President of Sertoma West, past member of the Tourism Development Authority, the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authroity of Winston-Salem, and a past member of the N.C. League of Municipalities Board of Directors.
In 2007, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arthritis Foundation of North Carolina. He was also the recipient of the "2007 Marvin Collins Planning Award for Distinguished Leadership of an Elected Official" presented by the N.C. Chapter of the American Planning Association.
He was the 2008 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Boy Scouts of America, Old Hickory Council. He received an Hororary Doctorate from Wake Forest University at the May 2009 Commencement ceremony.
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VISITING THE MAYOR
Thank you to Mayor Allen Joines and his staff for taking the time to meet with our visiting students from the University of Liberia. Accompanying this visit was representatives from LOP and Wake Forest University.
The students were able to share their experiences of being in the U.S & visit with WFU. The Mayor was very pleased and gratified that Jacob and Joseph had an exceptional time in Winston Salem in addition to being highly impressed with their knowledge of global politics/views.
THE MAYOR'S OFFICE 9/2011