Coral Evans

Mayor

Flagstaff, Arizona

Biography

Mayor Coral Evans is a social non-profit and public policy entrepreneur who believes in the concept of thrive-ability as it relates to individuals, neighborhoods and communities. Mayor Evans has over 25 years of extensive, applied experience and knowledge in the design, development, implementation, management, assessment and evaluation of initiatives and programs crafted to assist diverse populations experiencing the systemic effects of poverty.

First elected to office 2008, Mayor Evans served two terms (eight years) as a Councilmember prior to her election as Mayor of the City of Flagstaff in 2016. She was re-elected Mayor in 2018.

In addition to serving on the Flagstaff City Council, Mayor Evans is the Executive Director of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association of Flagstaff, Inc., a resident driven social profit (nonprofit) organization that focuses on the redevelopment, growth and prosperity of one of city’s most challenged neighborhoods. Prior to this role, she was the Vice-President of Mission Services for Goodwill Industries of Northern Arizona.  She is also the owner of a small business (Destiney’s Creations) and a published author (A Conversation with Alma).

Mayor Evans holds a master’s degree in Business Administration, a master’s level certificate in Public Management, a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and is nationally certified in public participation practices. Presently Mayor Evans is pursuing a Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis on Sustainability. Ms. Evans is a HUNT-KEAN Leadership Fellow, a Babson College Social Innovation Fellow and a Flinn-Brown Foundation Center for Civic Leadership Fellow.

Mayor Evans believes in a balanced approach to the stewardship of community resources and is passionate about creating opportunities that allow for civic engagement, civil discourse, community revitalization and genuine sustainability and advancement of all people.

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