Joe Sam Queen
He Proven. He's Effective. He get's it done.
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About JOE SAM QUEEN

Passionate. Experienced. Effective.


 
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Education

TUSCOLA HIGH SCHOOL -  Class of 1968 - President of the Student Body
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY - Architecture, 1972
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY - Master of Architecture, 1974   
 

North Carolina Legislature

NORTH CAROLINA SENATE MEMBER - 2006-2010
NORTH CAROLINA SENATE MEMBER - 2002-2004
NORTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE MEMBER - 2012-2016

Civic & Cultural Boards Served

  • President, Haywood County Arts Council
  • President, Voices in the Laurel Youth Choir
  • Director, Haywood Regional Medical Center Foundation
  • Director, Appalachian Music and Dance Preservation Society
  • Director, Folkmoot USA
  • Director, Western North Carolina Tomorrow
  • Director, Haywood Arts Repertory Theatre (HART)
  • Director, Friends of Mountain History
  • Director, Advantage West, North Carolina
  • Director, North Carolina Progress Board
  • Director, Daniel Boone Council of Boy Scouts of America
 

CANDIDATE

Professional Accomplishments

•    Teaching Fellow, North Carolina State University
•   Architect for: HRMC Fitness Center, Haywood Arts Repertory Theater, Maggie Valley Country Club, Folkmoot Friendship Center, Carolina Conveying Corporate Headquarters in the East Haywood Industrial Park 

Civic Activities & Affiliations

  • Director of the Smoky Mountain Folk Festival for 46 years
  • Producer and Caller for the Summer Street Dances on Main Street, Waynesville, for 47 years
  • Coordinator of the Haywood County Visioning Process as Haywood 2000 Board Member
  • Campaign Chair, HRMC Fitness Center, raising over $3 million
  • Member and Paul Harris Fellow, Waynesville Rotary
  • Scout Master, Troop 321, Waynesville
  • Blue Ridge National Heritage Area participant and contributor

Memberships

  • Sons of the American Revolution, Chapter President, State Historian
  • Downtown Waynesville Association
  • Haywood County Chamber of Commerce
  • Wilderness Trail, Inc.
  • Haywood Historic Society
  • Leadership Giving Circle of United Way
  • Friends of Scouting
  • North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry
  • Member, Haywood Heritage Council
  • Member, Appalachian Trail Conservancy
  • Member, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Swain County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Haywood Chamber of Commerce

Awards

  • Voted "Most Effective Freshman Democrat" in the North Carolina Senate
  • North Carolina REAL Advocate of the Year for Real Entrepreneurial Education
  • North Carolina Business Incubator Society Legislator of the Year
  • Legislative Advocate Award for Mountain Micro Loan Enterprises
  • North Carolina Legislative Advocate Award for Civic Education
  • Outstanding Legislator of the year for Conservation, The Green Tie Award
  • The Outstanding Planning Award from the American Planning Association
 
 
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