Councilmember Malik Evans, At-Large


Malik D. Evans
30 Church Street, Room 301-A
Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 428-7538 (Office) 
Business & Consumer Prosperity
Program Manager
ESL Federal Credit Union
B.S. University of Rochester
M.S. Nazareth College    

Malik Evans comes to City Council with a long record of community involvement and leadership in the Rochester area. His service to the Rochester community began when he was just a teen growing up in Rochester and attending Wilson Magnet High School. Malik initiated the City-County Youth Council to help get young people in Monroe County involved in community service. His extensive community involvement led to speaking engagements throughout the country on the role youth can play in community transformation. His election to council is a homecoming having served previously as Legislative Aide to Rochester City Council from 2000-2002.   

In 2003, he decided to apply his leadership skills to public service by running for election to the Rochester Board of Education. Upon winning the city-wide election, Malik became the youngest person ever elected to the Board. As a member of the governing board of one of the largest urban school districts in the State, Malik’s motto was simple: “We can find solutions to our most pressing challenges by focusing on finding common ground”. He served as Board President from 2008 through 2013, and has worked tirelessly to ensure that students in Rochester had access to the same opportunities that he had. Evans has spent a career in finance having worked for M&T Bank Corporation and is currently employed by ESL Federal Credit Union.

Malik is currently involved with many boards and committees including; the Charitable Distributions Committee at the Rochester Area Community Foundation, Hope Hall School Board of Directors, and serves as a trustee on the Rochester Museum and Science Center Board, Path Stone Enterprise Center Board, RIT’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship Advisory Board along with numerous other community-impacting activities. Malik is a graduate of the University of Rochester and has a Master of Science in Management from Nazareth College.  

Malik's latest challenge is running after his young sons, who serve as daily reminders that we must create a brighter future for the coming generation.