Joyce Davies discusses the history of her involvement with the League of Women Voters and how that involvement led her to join and lead other civic organizations. Joyce grew up near Providence, Rhode Island, went to college in Rhode Island, and taught school for about 10 years. When she married and moved to Boulder with her husband, she ended her teaching career and redirected her efforts to her family and the Boulder community. Joyce served with the League of Women Voters and soon became involved in the open space issues of the late 1950s and early 1960s. She served twice as president of the League. She also became involved in historic preservation and became a co-founder of Historic Boulder. She served on that board as well as on the city planning board. Joyce speaks of the friendships she formed with such politically-involved women as Ruth Wright, Janet Roberts and Ruth Correll through her work with the League and her continued involvement, at age 84, with unit meetings of the League at Frazier Meadows to discuss the issues of the day.
This interview is part of a series about the League of Women Voters of Boulder County.