planning analyst

Evelyn has over ten years of professional planning experience, serving in various capacities in long range and LAFCO planning.  She possesses exceptional teamwork skills with community involvement and public participation projects in the capacity of project liaison and meeting coordinator. She has worked with a variety of groups such as commissions, committees, neighborhood groups, and the general public.

Evelyn is a seasoned technical writer having written LAFCO Service Reviews and Sphere of Influence Reports for several communities in Marin County. She also has written elements and sections of EIRs for the City of San Rafael’s General Plan. Her skills include research and analysis, and document editing, layout and design. Prior to joining M-Group, Ms. Ellis worked as an Office Administrator for two manufacturing companies in Novato where she gained experience with managing small offices and writing proposals. 

Ms. Ellis earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and Planning from Sonoma State University. She also has an Associate’s degree in Accounting/Data Processing from Heald Business College. 

Evelyn likes to spend time with her husband, Bill, riding their tandem or volunteering for bicycle events, and taking annual trips to Hawaii. She has a passion for singing jazz standards and working with trio combos. She also enjoys gardening and playing with her dog, Bella.