The City of Raleigh has selected Evan Raleigh as its newest Assistant City Manager following a competitive national search. Mr. Raleigh has been employed with the City of Winston-Salem since 2011, serving as Assistant City Manager since 2018.
City Manager Marchell Adams-David spoke to some of his professional strengths that led him to stand out amongst a number of exceptional candidates, “His progressively responsible experience in community engagement, economic development, and neighborhood improvement programs will be a great addition to our team. Throughout the process, Evan exhibited the City’s Organizational Values and demonstrated his strong commitment to public service.”
In Winston-Salem, his responsibilities have included providing oversight for the departments' Housing Development and Business Development divisions responsible for administering the city's small business and housing loan programs, including administering and providing strategic direction for the city's economic and workforce development programs: Small and Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise Promotion, and Workforce Development.
In addition, he assisted in the development of the City Council's 2014-2016 strategic objectives document, assisted in the recruitment or retention of 5 national or multinational companies resulting in the addition of approximately $100 million to the local tax base. Mr. Raleigh led the city's federal intergovernmental relations efforts and managed the work of the city's contracted federal lobbyist. He also helped establish a city-sponsored program that supports at-risk youth and former offenders with employment, education and opportunities.
“I am incredibly humbled and honored to be chosen to serve the residents of the City of Raleigh in this capacity,” said Mr. Raleigh of his appointment. “I look forward to working alongside the incredibly talented and dedicated members of city staff; residents; and the Mayor and Members of the City Council to help Raleigh continue its emergence as one the finest, most livable communities in the country.”
Mr. Raleigh is a proud “Double Deacon” holding both a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Science in Management from Wake Forest University as well as a Master of Public Policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Mr. Raleigh is an active member of the North Carolina City and County Management Association and a long-time member of the International City/County Management Association. He will be joined in Raleigh by his wife and young daughter.
Evan Raleigh will be one of three Assistant City Managers. His first day is scheduled for April 12.