Columbus Women's Commission
Shelly Beiting, Executive Director
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Mrs. Evans is the Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, having previously served as the Director of Home Ownership and Neighborhood Revitalization and Vice President of Neighborhood Strategies. Mrs. Evans oversees the financing, development and implementation of Homeport’s residential development and neighborhood revitalization strategies and leads business development to support the targets of Homeport’s strategic plan and increase investment and impact in Central Ohio communities. Prior to her work at Homeport, Mrs. Evans served as the Deputy Director of Planning & Development for the City of Gahanna where she oversaw the building, code enforcement, land-use planning, economic development and zoning activities and managed the administrative functions of the department. Prior to being Deputy Director, Mrs. Evans was the city’s first Economic Development Manager and held several positions in community and economic development with the Ohio Department of Development (now the Ohio Development Services Agency). Mrs. Evans holds a Master of City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University, is a trained Project Management Professional and a certified Economic Development Finance Professional. She has over 18 years of experience in the community and economic development field and is committed to building and sustaining strong and inclusive communities.