Pamela Goynes-Brown, a North Las Vegas resident since 1964, was the first African-American woman elected to represent Ward 2, in 2011. She is also the first African-American woman to serve twice as Mayor Pro-Tempore.
Pamela is a retired Assistant Principal and dedicated 35 years to improving education and uplifting kids in Southern Nevada. She is a member of National Association of School Administrators, Clark County Educational Professionals Association, and the Association of School Administrators and Professional Technical Employees.
Named “Woman of the Year” in 2014 by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. for her dedication to the community, Pamela was also recognized at the Urban Chamber of Commerce “Women in Politics” gala and in honor of “Women’s Equality Day” by the Women’s Democratic Club.
Goynes-Brown earned a Master’s in Elementary Education from NOVA Southeastern University after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Prairie View A & M University, where she graduated Magna cum laude. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Tau Beta Sigma Band Sorority and Mu Alpha Sigma Music Honor Society.
Pamela is married to Romero and has two children, Bobby R. Owens, III and Michael A. Owens. Her hobbies include spending time with family, reading, traveling, fishing, playing bingo and watching/participating in various sports.