2023 Women Trailblazer: Ms. Evelyn J. Archie
Evelyn J. Archie is a seasoned and diverse business professional with an extensive background in organizational management experience and skillsets that encompasses areas relating to: Business and Gov’t Affairs; Stakeholder and Community Outreach; Public Relations; Project Management and social advocacy. Currently serving in the role of Community Engineer and Project Outreach Manager for Washington Gas, in Springfield, VA.
Evelyn successfully develops project focused outreach strategies in connecting with neighborhood organizations; businesses; residents and public stakeholders; performs project site visits and coordinates with various WG engineering staff; environmental agencies and local officials in the DC, MD and VA areas.
With over 30+ years of professional development and organizational experience, demonstrated in various long serving career positions such as Community Outreach and Events Coordinator; Constituent Services Specialist; Business Administrator and HR Management for various corporate and governmental entities within the public/private sector of WDC and Maryland.
Evelyn holds a BS Degree in Public Management Studies from the University of Maryland Global Campus. She is also a longtime and faithful member of St. Paul Baptist, located in WDC serving over 20 years as an Ordained Deaconess; serving on various ministries in the areas of Prayer, Senior Outreach and Young Ladies Mentoring. She believes in helping and advocating for those in need via donating resources, volunteering time and mentoring.
Evelyn was born and raised in Washington, DC, along with her four siblings, to the late Edward Archie, a black-owned drycleaning businessman; community activist and loving father; and the late Arlene Archie, healthcare aide, homemaker, Christian Minister and beautiful mother. Evelyn’s faith, support from family and longtime close friends over the years have been a major factor during life transitions. Evelyn presently resides in Bowie, Maryland and is the proud mother of 3 wonderful adult children: daughter Bria 30, BSU student and District 4 Office Aide to PG County Council Member Ingrid Harrison; son Brian 24, University of MD Eastern Shore Class of 2021 Graduate and presently an E4 Specialist stationed @Ft. Leonard Wood, MO – serving his Country in the US Army; and finally, youngest son Brandon 18 - upcoming HS Class of 2023 Senior @Crofton HS, soon to be a freshman at Virginia State University in the Fall, majoring in Business. I believe we all have a place and purpose here in this World – we must learn to maximize our gifts; help others in need and always be grateful - even the little things in Life.
Favorite Quote: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou
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At-Large Councilmember Jarryd Hawkins described Ms. Archie in this way:
"Her passion to serve the City while at the County Council, especially our senior residents, displayed and enhanced our city's strong culture. She built strong relationships, was there for those in need, and mentored younger generations in what service to community is.”