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Councilwoman Pamela Goynes-Brown

Pamela Goynes-Brown, a North Las Vegas resident since 1964, is the first African-American woman elected to represent Ward 2. She was elected on June 7, 2011. She is also the first African American woman to serve a year as Mayor Pro-Tem.

She is an assistant principal in the Clark County School District, where she has dedicated over 30 years to education children in Southern Nevada. She began her teaching career in Clark County in 1984.

Mrs. Goynes-Brown holds a master’s degree from NOVA Southeastern University in elementary education, with an endorsement in educational leadership. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Prairie View A & M University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Mrs. Goynes-Brown received “Woman of the Year” from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. for her dedication and support to the Las Vegas community, April, 2014. She was recognized for “Women in Business and Politics” from the Urban Chamber of Commerce, March, 2014 and was recognized by the Women’s Democratic Club for “Women’s Equality Day” August, 2014. She has received numerous certificates of recognition and congratulations from various local and state governmental entities. She was awarded the Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges in 1984 and was the recipient of the Ella Cullins Weaver Award in 1982. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Tau Beta Sigma Band Sorority and Mu Alpha Sigma Music Honor Society.

Mrs. Goynes-Brown is a member of National Association of School Administrators, Clark County Educational Professionals Association, Clark County Association of Schools Administrators and Professional Technical Employees.

She is married to Romero and has two children, Bobby R. Owens, III and Michael A. Owens. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, reading, traveling, fishing, playing bingo and watching/participating in various sports.

Boards and Commissions:

Former Mayor Pro Tempore

Clark County School District Local Oversight Panel

Redevelopment Agency

Southern Nevada Enterprise Community Board

Member of Southern Nevada Sustainable Communities Consortium Committee


Senator Kelvin Atkinson



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