Joy Carter


Joy Carter was elected as Commissioner of Coral Springs in November 2014 and re-elected in November 2020. She has been a resident of Coral Springs since 1985.

Commissioner Carter has completed nearly 40 years of community service and volunteer support for multiple organizations, including numerous leadership roles in the City of Coral Springs and Broward County.

In 1985, Carter began her career in real estate working for the city’s main developer, Coral Ridge Properties. During that time, she served as a volunteer for the Economic Development Foundation. In 2003, she became Chair of the Chamber of Commerce, and later served as Chair of Chamber Trustee which she held for seven years. Carter has received many accolades for her involvement in the Chamber and real estate organizations.

Carter has served on many City Committees over the years, including the city’s 50th Anniversary, September 11th 5K, Customer Involved Government, and Youth and Family. And is currently the liaison to the Historical Advisory Committee, Multi-Cultural Advisory Group and Broward League of Cities. She has a passion for meeting the needs of Coral Spring residents.

Born in Boise, Idaho, Carter is the proud mother of two daughters, Tara and Mallory. She enjoys a household partnership with her mom, Mary and a career as a realtor with Keller Williams Realty.