|Councilwoman at Large
City Hall, 280 Grove Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Tel: (201) 522-4111
Fax: (201) 547-4678
Aide: Kia Deadwyler
Term of office
First Elected To Council: June 11, 2013
Current Term Expires: June 30, 2017
Joyce Watterman was born, raised, and educated in Jersey City. After graduating
from William L. Dickinson High School, she worked for 13 years at the Former
Medical Center Clinic. A proud wife of over 35 years, Joyce is the mother of
three, and a loving grandmother.
graduating Somerset Christian College with a Degree in Organizational
Leadership and Biblical Studies, she founded The H.O.P.E Summer Program for children,
the purpose of which is to establish safe and caring environments which promote
individual and social growth. Joyce has served as a volunteer at Rahway State
Prison for over 20 years and Clinton State Prison for eight years, as well.
Along with her
husband, the Reverend James Watterman, Joyce founded the Continuous Flow Christian
Center in Jersey City, where together they bring life changing words of
strength for today and hope for tomorrow.
organized and serves as the current president of the Women’s Political Caucus,
Hudson County Chapter. In addition to her volunteer and political activism, she
also serves as a zone leader of Bergen Community United, is an active member of
the NAACP and also is a Chaplain for the Hudson County Sheriff's Department.
making Jersey City a better place, Joyce has been the recipient of many awards,
including, but not limited to: the Women Making History Award, the Chosen
Freeholder Recognition Award, a Hudson County Executive Board Citation & the
Dr. James J Burke Award.
A licensed Realtor, in her spare time, she also
gives motivational lectures. Councilwoman-at-Large Joyce Watterman’s motto is,
“I’m here to help you become a better you.”