MEET LINDA EVANS
NEW LEADERSHIP DELIVERING RESULTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Mayor Linda Evans is a California native and moved to La Quinta in 2003. She was appointed to the City Council in June 2009, was elected to the City Council in 2010; and elected Mayor in 2014. In March 2016, she was named “Woman of the Year” for the 42nd Assembly District by Assemblyman Chad Mayes for the State of California. This recognition was granted for the outstanding contributions and service Linda has provided to her community.
Linda has worked in the healthcare industry for over twenty-eight years, spending the last twenty-one years in hospital administration. She is the Chief Development Officer at JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio and has worked for JFK's parent company, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, at four other hospitals in Southern California since 1995.
Linda received a Bachelor's Degree in Communications/Public Relations from California State University, Fullerton. She holds two Master's Degrees: one in Health Administration and the other in Gerontology, both obtained from the University of La Verne, California.
Mayor Evans is the Chairman of the Joint Powers Authority Board of the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chair of the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) Energy and Environmental Committee and serves on the CVAG Conservation Commission and Executive Committee.
She is also a Board Member of Food in Need of Distribution (F.I.N.D.) Food Bank, and recognizes the importance of good nutrition, being healthy, and the impact on a prosperous community. She was a panelist for the 2016 Clinton Health Matters Summit; highlighting the outstanding infrastructure La Quinta has developed to be a center of health innovation for its residents.
Linda is health focused and community driven. She has ignited the engagement of La Quinta residents in her Mayoral position. She and Council are leaders in redefining the structure and service delivery of local government through reorganization and technological advances. She connects public safety and economic development with health and wellness, and promotes empowerment into her values and decision-making.
Linda and her husband, Tim, have been married twenty years. Linda enjoys hiking, walking, yoga, sand-duning/off-roading, traveling, NASCAR, pro-football, scuba diving, and chocolate!