Florida State House District 30
2018 Race Update: Joy won 52.93% to 47.07%
Earning the confidence and trust of neighbors and peers through her integrity, honesty and love of community, Joy Goff-Marcil proudly serves on Maitland City Council having just ended her year-long term as Vice Mayor. Inspired to enter public service, she was elected to Maitland City Council in 2013, re-elected in 2016 unopposed, and chosen by her peers as Vice Mayor in 2017.
Prior to serving on Maitland City Council, Joy served her community as an enthusiastic wellness advocate and community volunteer. She worked with the Florida Department of Health to implement the national Communities Putting Prevention to Work program at the local level. As the program’s regional coordinator, she helped found the Walking School Bus initiative at Lake Sybelia Elementary, promoting health, safety, and friendships among Maitland’s children. Joy donated hundreds of service hours to the success of this program and other school activities as an Orange County Public Schools and PTA volunteer.
Her other accomplishments include serving as a founding member of the Maitland Public Library’s Learning and Cultural Committee. She also worked with the Winter Park Health Foundation’s Healthy Central Florida program to help develop the Healthy Maitland Thursday morning walks, which are sponsored by the Library.
Joy is an attorney in private practice focusing on wills and probate. Raised in Maitland, she attended Lake Sybelia Elementary, Maitland Junior High, and graduated from Winter Park High School. She earned a degree in political science from Florida State University and played flute with the world-renowned Marching Chiefs. Joy earned her Juris Doctorate from the Stetson University College of Law and has been an active member of the Florida Bar Association since 1993.
Joy is married to Rich Marcil, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist. They have three children attending local public schools and Florida State University. Joy enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking, and cheering on her children at chorus concerts, video production events, and softball games.