Evan Clark earned a BS in Psychology from James Madison University and an MSW from Radford University. Clark has been a social worker and therapist for the last 30 years, and he formerly worked as a loan officer [1, 5].
Clark has served on the board of directors of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission, Habitat for Humanity Winchester Frederick County, and Friends of the Shenandoah Valley. He is the director of Intervention Services of Virginia and is a member of the Coalition for Racial Unity and the NAACP, as well as a former member of the North End Citizens Committee [5, 8].
Clark has served on the Winchester City Council since 2006 and is on the Public Health and Safety Committee. During his time on the council, Clark has been involved in the construction of the Active Living Center in Jim Barnett Park, the New John Kerr Elementary School, and the Emil & Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center, as well as the renovation of the Old Town Mall infrastructure, Rouss City Hall, and the Creamery Building. He has also worked on upgrades at the Middletown Water Purification and Opequon Water Reclamation Plants, and the elimination of one-way streets in the downtown area .
In April, Clark apologized for the way he conducted himself during the city council’s meetings on February 8 and March 22 during discussions about Winchester’s personal property taxes and tax collections, and he expressed regret about the tone and substance of his comments .
In February of 2022, Clark opposed a proposal to lower residents’ personal property tax bills, stating that anyone owning a vehicle should be prepared to pay its expenses and that any reduction on taxes collected by the city would be short-sighted because the city needed the tax revenue .
Clark plans to prioritize education .
Clark wants to prioritize infrastructure .
According to Emily DeAngelis, Clark’s opponent for the city council position, Clark’s campaign signs are in violation of the Virginia Department of Elections’ regulations as they lack a “Stand By Your Ad” disclaimer [2, 13].
Clark aims to support police, fire, and rescue departments .
Winchester Frederick County Democratic Committee
1 City of Winchester
2 The Winchester Star – Open Forum
3 Virginia Department of Elections
5 Winchester Frederick County Democratic Committee
6 The Winchester Star – Letter to the Editor
7 The Winchester Star – Clark Apologizes
10 Facebook – Evan Clark
12 The Winchester Star – Lone Councilor
13 Facebook – Emily DeAngelis