Sixth District Councilwoman Angela Evans has announced plans to pursue her Master in Public Policy at prestigious Princeton University, in Princeton, New Jersey, this Fall. Evans will resign her Council seat effective July 31st and will officially withdraw her candidacy for 6th District Council.
“I have longed to find solutions to issues that have been brought to the forefront of public conversations due to the COVID pandemic… deficiencies and racial disparities in our healthcare system, dispelling mental illness stigmas, and eradicating racial and economic inequalities in the judicial system. Strong and effective policies are the tools government uses to solve these problems and learning about public policy from and with some of the best and brightest minds from across the world is an opportunity I could not resist.”
Last year Evans was recruited to apply to Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs to pursue a Master in Public Policy, a highly competitive program focused on rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis, essential to implementing effective policies. Princeton exhibited a true commitment to public service and extraordinary dedication to ensuring an inclusive learning environment, therefore, Evans made the decision to accept the offer of admission.
“Public service truly is the greatest challenge and the greatest honor. Serving as your 6th District Councilmember over the past five years has been an amazing and humbling experience. I am deeply grateful for the support and encouragement so many of you have given me throughout the years. We have accomplished so much: ensuring the Liberty Road widening project included valuable input from citizens; developed relationships between neighborhoods and businesses with the first Mary Todd Park Day; re-established neighborhood associations and supported existing ones; and forged relationships with high school students through the Youth Citizens Academy and other civic projects. But there is so much more to do and I encourage everyone to remain engaged and be a part of the solutions.”
“We will miss Angela,” Mayor Linda Gorton said. “She has been an excellent councilmember, who has fought hard for the needs of her District.”