Evelyn A. Slone, FAICP
Over her 35-year career in local government and private practice, Evelyn positively influenced the growth and livability of over 50 metropolitan and rural communities throughout Virginia and the Carolinas. Her hands-on, collaborative approaches to problem-solving developed illustrative plans that focused on strategic action and empowerment of multiple partners. The asset-based planning methods she employed strengthened the unique sense of place, established effective community partnerships, and identified financial opportunities for growth. Through her passionate mentorship of fellow planners, governmental officials, and civic leaders, she has furthered planning excellence in public engagement, place-based urban design, and grass-roots community development.