Joy Petro has lived in Layton most of her life. She lives with her daughter in the Gentile Street historical home she restored, receiving the State of Utah Excellence in Preservation award. She served as Chairman of the Board for the Layton Heritage Museum.
Joy was raised in Layton by her parents, Sam and Donna Petro. She attended Layton schools and graduated from Layton High in 1979. Joy attended college at Weber State University. She served as the Area Coordinator for Layton City’s Emergency Preparedness program, and is CERT certified. She collects antiques, cars and restores homes. She is active in several different sports and is a diehard yard sale and auction enthusiast.
She was the recipient of the Ronald Reagan Community Award. She volunteered as Precinct Chair and Legislative Vice Chair. She served as Senate Chair and was elected to the State Central Committee.
She was involved and volunteered during the 2002 Olympics. She helped as a fundraiser for charitable organizations such as Make-A-Wish, and scholarships for Native American through American Indian Services.
Joy worked for Smith’s for sixteen years and was the Advertising Director for the Southwest Region, and a Sales Executive for seventeen years for Quad. Her business background gives her strength in planning, budgeting, forecasting and negotiation.
Joy believes it is important to preserve Layton’s rich and diverse heritage, its farming roots, while balancing the future needs of the community.
“Layton has been my home for over five decades. I am committed to working for Layton’s diverse and dynamic community.”