Leigh Riley Evans is a longtime Indianapolis resident, who moved to the Mapleton-Fall Creek area with her parents and brother when she was seven years old. She and her family still reside in the area as do her parents and several other family members. She is driven to achieve results for her neighbors.

Leigh is a community development executive who has served as the chief executive officer of Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation (MFCDC) since 2011. At MFCDC, she is responsible for the non-profit organization's overall direction and management including administration, program development, financial and personnel management, marketing, and community relations. 

Those who know Leigh Riley Evans consider her a change agent - one who has never forgotten what is really important. She enjoys fostering collaborations that enrich the community and lives of others through the combined gifts and talents of people and organizations she meets and works with in her life. Leigh Riley Evans is a strong believer in asset-based community development and in creating sustainable communities. 

Her career and educational highlights include earning a BS in Psychology from Purdue University and her MBA from the University of Phoenix. She has been recognized as a trailblazer for her work connecting neighborhood partners by, among other things, improving public health through a community-university partnership and was appointed by Mayor Hogsett to the Marion County Wellfield Education Council. She currently serves as a Commissioner for the Indiana State Fairgrounds and on the Board of Directors for several community-based organizations such as the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) a national organization with local priorities, Prosperity Indiana, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, and The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Recently she was also selected to serve on the Council's Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Commission.


Leigh and Scott have been married since 1994. They have three sons. In her spare time, she likes to travel with her family to sporting events and amusement parks.