– is CEO/ Founder of the Delray Beach Community Land Trust (DBCLT). Her commitment to the DBCLT began during her term as a DBCRA Commissioner. She was employed by the DBCLT in January of 2007 as Operations Manager, appointed as Interim Executive Director in November 2008, appointed as Executive Director in March of 2009, and since 2018 serves as CEO. Evelyn consistently demonstrates an exceptional ability to ensure that the organization performs at the highest level. She maintains a strong visual presence with the organization and community. She meets all requirements of funders and partners, possess excellent leadership and is well respected among her peers. She oversees all aspects of development and management of program services, implement organizational policies and procedures, and collaborates with housing partners and affiliates.
With holding multiple industry specific certifications as well as some college, she ensures quality programming in tune with current housing trends, achieving the goals established for fulfilling the mission and goals of the organization.
Prior to her start with the DBCT, she has more than eighteen years of property management and private development experience, and eight years in banking. She has supervised more than 27 employees in the past and currently supervises a staff of 3 fulltime employees.
Additionally, as a resident of Delray Beach for more than forty-five years, she has participated in numerous workshops, attended seminars, conferences, and involved in forums as a proactive community leader in Delray Beach. Along with other community members and stakeholders she has spearheaded projects and discussions on important issues such as development without displacement, affordable housing, infrastructure improvements, racism, historic preservation, and much more.