Clyde Evans AICP, Director Clyde Evans_cropped

A native of Illinois, Clyde Evans graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana with a degree in Urban and Regional Studies and has over four decades of experience as a city planner and economic developer.

Clyde has worked for the City of West Des Moines since 1991 as the Director of Community and Economic Development.

Before that, Clyde was the Economic Development Director for the South Central Illinois Regional Planning and Development Commission in Salem, Illinois; the Assistant Planning Director of Simi Valley, California; and served as the Planning Director in Palmdale, California.


Christine Gordon, AICP, Housing Planner

Katie Hernandez, Business Development Coordinator

Rachel Wacker Bailey, Business Development Coordinator

Kay Schoon, Administrative/Housing Secretary