'Ward One Update' Interview with Alderman Townsend (Video)
Alderman Joyce Townsend has lived in Ward One St. Peters for more than 35 years. She graduated from St. Charles High School, has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UMSL, and has owned and operated three successful home-based businesses.
She served as Alderman Ward One from 1996 to 2000 and then chose to stay home to raise her family's four children. During this time she and her husband were both very involved in Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting, and she served as a Leave No Trace trainer, teaching environmentally sound camping and backpacking practices to both groups of Scouts. She was elected again as Ward One Alderman in 2019 and 2023. In 2022, Alderman Townsend earned the prestigious designation of Advanced Certified Municipal Official from the Missouri Municipal League’s Municipal Governance Institute (MGI). Alderman Townsend serves as the City’s Scouting Liaison, assisting individual and groups of Scouts with requirements and service projects.
She is a member of the Saint Charles Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, one of the country's premier Veterans' service organizations. Her interests include genealogy research, public speaking and historical storytelling. Alderman Townsend serves as the City Historian, procuring and documenting many historical artifacts and records that will someday be available for the public’s use.
Alderman Townsend and Keith, her husband of more than 40 years, are the proud grandparents of four beautiful grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and needlework.
Alderman Townsend currently serves as Aldermanic representative to the Parks, Recreation & Arts Advisory Board (Historical Focus Committee).