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Evans Ballard

Adjunct Instructor, MPA Program

Evans Ballard joined the School of Government as Adjunct Instructor for the MPA Program in 2015. He has more than 30 years of combined experience in the private and public sectors, including over 20 years developing and using performance management systems. He is a certified budget and evaluation officer and is Past President of the North Carolina Local Government Budget Association. He has led large organizations, presented to ICMA and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, and served on the steering committee for the National Center for Civic Innovation. His published work focuses on using survey data to improve community outcomes. He holds B.A. and M.P.A. degrees and has completed both the Municipal Administration Course at UNC and the LEAD Program at UVA. Originally from Indianapolis, Ballard is an Army veteran who served on active duty in the US and Germany as a non-commissioned officer in a mechanized infantry company with the 4th and 8th Divisions.

Selected Publications

Rivenbark, William C., and Evans C. Ballard. “Using Citizen Surveys to Influence and Document Culture Change in Local Government.” 2012. Public Performance & Management Review, 35 (3): 475–484.

Pickering, John; Harnden, Philip; and Brokaw, Gerald. 2014. Building High-Performance Local Governments – Case Studies in Leadership in All Levels. River Grove Books.

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