Joyce Harrison received the 2012 Excellence in Public Service Award, sponsored by Asheville Savings Bank, which acknowledges one outstanding senior management-level individual in the Asheville Community. Award winners demonstrate lifelong service and exceptional leadership skills which have positively impacted the Asheville area.
Now retired, Harrison had a long career at Self-Help Credit Union where she served as WNC Regional Director. Harrison helped many individuals receive loans for homes with particular support of African-Americans. During her tenure, Self-Help also played a crucial role in the revitalization of downtown Asheville with loans for numerous small businesses.
Harrison always put people first, assisting people in navigating financial systems with a bright attitude and warm smile.