Evelyn was elected as an at-large council member in 2017, previously she served as the representative of Ward 3. She and her husband moved to Newton in 1983. In 2004 they moved to eastern Iowa but returned within three years, so they’ve called Newton “home” for over 30 years. Their son and daughter graduated from Newton High School. Evelyn has served as chair of the Maytag Bowl Project Committee, participated in Newton Comprehensive Plan meetings, and teaches the Get to Know Newton Leadership development class. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and an MBA from the University of Iowa. She is currently working in Marketing at Iowa Farm Bureau with previous work experience at Maytag Appliances and Allsteel Office Furniture.