A graduate of the Southwest Valley Citizen Academy and Flinn Brown Civic Leadership Academy, Joanne also was a member of the first graduating class of Goodyear's Police Citizen Academy. In July of 2013, she attended and graduated from Harvard University’s “Senior Executives in State and Local Government” program.
Long active in the community, Councilmember Osborne was recognized as “Citizen of the Year 2010” by the Elks Lodge. Joanne has demonstrated a deep commitment to Goodyear’s youth, heading the YMCA’s Teen Action Council for many years. Under her leadership the program was recognized by Westmarc at the Best of the West Awards under the “Leadership of an Organization” category in 2009.
Regionally, Joanne serves Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Homeless Youth Connection Board of Directors and as the Chairwoman of the Maricopa Association of Government’s Committee on Human Services. Nationally, Joanne sits on the National League of Cities’ Council on Youth, Education and Families and Human Development Steering Committee.
As owners of Osborne Jewelers since 1990, Joanne and her husband, Ken, have been active participants in the Goodyear business community and the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce. Councilmember Osborne served as the Chairman of the Chamber's Marketing Committee in 2003 and 2004 and was named the "Outstanding Chamber Member of the Year" in 2003.
Joanne and her husband have been Goodyear residents since 1998 and have four children