Pamela A. Goynes-Brown

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Pamela A. Goynes-Brown 
City of North Las Vegas
Mayor Pro Tempore/Councilwoman Ward 2
2250 Las Vegas Boulevard North
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 633-1336


 Ward 2 Newsletter


Pamela Goynes-Brown, a North Las Vegas resident since 1964, is the first African-American woman elected to represent Ward 2. She was elected on June 7, 2011. She is also the first African American woman to serve a year as Mayor Pro-Tempore.

She is an assistant principal in the Clark County School District, where she has dedicated over 30 years to education in Southern Nevada. She began her teaching career in Clark County in 1984.

Mrs. Goynes-Brown holds a master’s degree from NOVA Southeastern University in elementary education, with an endorsement in educational leadership. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Prairie View A & M University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Mrs. Goynes-Brown received “Woman of the Year” in 2014 from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. for her dedication and support to the Las Vegas community. She was recognized the same year for “Women in Business and Politics” from the Urban Chamber of Commerce and for “Women’s Equality Day” by the Women's Democratic Club.  She has received numerous certificates of recognition and congratulations from various local and state governmental entities. She was awarded the Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges in 1984 and was the recipient of the Ella Cullins Weaver Award in 1982. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Tau Beta Sigma Band Sorority and Mu Alpha Sigma Music Honor Society.

Mrs. Goynes-Brown is a member of National Association of School Administrators, Clark County Educational Professionals Association, Clark County Association of Schools Administrators and Professional Technical Employees.

She is married to Romero and has two children, Bobby R. Owens, III and Michael A. Owens. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling, fishing, playing bingo and watching/participating in various sports.

Boards and Commissions

  • Member of the Clark County School District Local Oversight Panel
  • Member of the Deferred Compensation Plan Committee
  • Chair of the North Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency
  • Member of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority