Allen Joines

Term Served

2001 to Present

Accomplishments in Office

Allen Joines became mayor after retiring from the city with 29 years of service. As mayor, he has concentrated on rebuilding the economy and 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 through recruitment, expansion of existing companies and new business start-ups. The growth of the city's tax base has increased from about 1% in 2001 to over 3% in each of the past two years.

Awards & Recognition

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