Founded in 2012 by the Flagstaff STEM Consortium, STEM City convenes STEM-orientated businesses and organizations, schools, educators, and parents to develop and deliver engaging activities that strengthen STEM literacy, develop students’ competencies and employability skills, and ensure a Flagstaff workforce poised to succeed in tomorrow’s economy.
Mayor Coral Evans is a social nonprofit 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 in 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 the 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 PhD in education with an emphasis on sustainability. Mayor Evans is a HUNT-KEAN Leadership Fellow, a Babson College Social Innovation Fellow, and a Flinn-Brown Foundation Center for Civic Leadership Fellow.
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