Joanna Garcia

City Council
Title: Council Member
Phone: 937-320-7388
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Active Term
January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2021 (Vice Mayor January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019)


Joanna L. Garcia was elected to her first term on Beavercreek City Council, as Vice Mayor, in November 2017.  She is a local Attorney who represents individuals and businesses in both criminal and civil trials, and currently works at WilmerHale.  In her role at WilmerHale, Joanna collaborates with attorneys in offices across the country to represent individuals, private companies and financial institutions in a range of legal matters. She often has supervisory responsibility for matters that involve multiple states, jurisdictions, and professionals.  


In addition to serving as Beavercreek Vice-Mayor, Joanna serves on numerous boards in the community including the Saint Luke Parish Council, Executive Council for the John Pirelli Lodge and the UD Chapter of the Chi Omega Fraternity. She also volunteers as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, and former Catechist at Saint Luke Parish, and with the Dayton Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer’s Program. 


A proud graduate of The Ohio State University, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology, with Honors and Research Distinction, and a Minor in Italian. Joanna is also a graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law where she served as Executive President of the student body.


Among the numerous awards she has received are the Best Oralist Award, from the New York City Bar Association National Moot Court Competition; UDSL Social Justice Award; UDSL Service Award; UDSL Moot Court Best Advocate Award and Best Appellate Brief Award. In 2009, Joanna earned the John W. Bricker “Woman of the Year” Award.


Joanna and her husband, Ivan, are newer residents to the community and are proud to call Beavercreek home.



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