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CONNORS, Joyce. (Cuba City, WI-- ). Connors moved to Dubuque when she was nineteen years old. She worked at JOHN DEERE DUBUQUE WORKS where she met (and married) Tom Connors.
About the time Joyce turned forty, she decided to go to college. She enrolled at CLARKE UNIVERSITY where she obtained a Bachelor of Psychology. Upon graduation, Joyce was hired to develop a domestic violence prevention program in Galena, Illinois. A year later she was hired by CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBUQUE where she provided unplanned pregnancy counseling to teenagers and was promoted to Director of the Adoption Program.
In 2004 Joyce was named as the first director of the newly created Office for Protection of Children. She retired in 2007.
In 2001, Joyce was elected to the Dubuque City Council, representing Ward 3, and in 2015 was serving her 4th term.
She was the recipient of the 2015 Ann Michalski Distinguished Service Award.
Dubuque County Democratic Party Hall of Fame. Online: http://www.dbqdemocrats.org/about-us/hall-of-fame-inductees/