Miriam "Mim" Evans

Title: Senior Research Specialist
Office Phone: 815-753-3499
Email: mevans@niu.edu

Miriam "Mim" Evans, M.S., joined CGS in 2013. Previously, she served as executive director of a nonprofit downtown development organization and consultant with a national firm evaluating the economic feasibility of real estate projects.

At Center for Governmental Studies, Mim’s projects include economic development for communities ranging from rural villages to mid-sized cities; downtown revitalization; housing; and tourism- and recreation-related growth planning. She leads projects based on pressing issues and trends, including planning for an older population, capitalizing on a growing interest in nature-based activities and developing viable futures for rural areas. In most cases, Mim works with residents, businesses, property owners and local officials to assemble a team and devise and implement meaningful projects. Her work often includes developing new resources for local community champions. Mim earned a B.S. in urban planning from Michigan State University and an M.S. in urban and regional planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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