Joel and his wife Joyce Ferlic-Arredondo are the proud parents of Mia, who is employed at NASA in Brookpark and Andy, who graduated from the University of Central Florida and is owner/operator of his surgical & medical sales business. Joel is the proud papa of his granddaughter, Lilly.
Joel is President of the Mexican Mutual Society, a member of the Lorain County Democratic Party Executive Committee, St. Frances Cabrini Church Finance Committee member, Board member of Main Street Lorain, a member in good standing of the NAACP, Lorain County Urban League and the Lorain Historical Society. Joel is past president of Coalition for Hispanic Issues and Progress (CHIP) (2002-2012). He is also a past board member of the Greater Lorain County Community Foundation (2004-2014) and past Vice-President of the Community Foundation Hispanic Fund, Joel appreciates the confidence and trust he has earned from the voting public to allow him to continue to Listen, Learn, and Lead.