Each of us must rededicate ourselves to serving the common good. We are a community. Our individual fates are linked; our futures intertwined; and if we act in that knowledge and in that spirit together, as the Bible says: “We can move mountains.”
– Jimmy Carter
As a lifelong resident of Freeport and a Freeport High School graduate, Joy Sellers is a proud product of her community. She has worked at Honeywell for 25 years before leaving to work for Freeport School District as a Family Resource Coordinator. As an
FRC, her duties involved helping families best meet the needs of their children. After four years, she left Freeport School District to begin her successful catering business. After 13 years, Joy decided to use her creative skills to begin a new career in hand-crafted gift ideas for home and beauty. During this time, Joy began working part-time for the Boys and Girls Club as a Parent Specialist.
Throughout her lifetime, Joy has always had a deep seeded passion for serving her community. She has served on a number of past community-based committees including the Eastside Revitalization Committee and the Freeport High School Black Alumni as both a member for 25 years and president for seven years. Most recently, Joy has served on the City of Freeport’s Social Justice Committee, and now serves as a member of CURRE (Citizens United for Rights, Respect, and Equity). She is running for her third term as Freeport Township Trustee, having served since 2013.
Joy serves on other various committees and projects throughout the community including the revitalization of the 3rd Ward, Trustee for First Church of God, and the CYS (Community Youth Services) Board for the Boys and Girls Club.
Joy has been married to her husband, Roy, for more than 30 years, and has two adult sons and one grandson. Her hobbies include gardening, crafting, antiquing, and spending time with family.
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