Pittsford is a fantastic collection of talented people. Some who've lived here for generations and others who moved here over the years for jobs or to raise their families.
For almost 80 years, our town has been governed by one political party. Our community's needs continue to evolve and unfold.
As our Town Supervisor, Kendra will represent Pittsford in a way that is collaborative, transparent, and inclusive.
This campaign has a clear mission: To honor and protect what makes Pittsford so special. That happens when leadership really listens to residents and finds common ground on the issues. Together we will achieve the promise of Pittsford.
Kendra is a small business owner. She teaches social cognition and executive functioning skills to students who identify as having ADHD, anxiety, or as being on the autism spectrum. Running a business means Kendra has first-hand experience in budgeting, marketing, recruitment and hiring, and management.
Kendra works with the Spectrum Support Program at RIT. In addition to direct student support, she coordinates various aspects of the Neurodiverse Hiring Initiative, including curriculum development, program implementation, management of the Career Ready Bootcamp and more.
Kendra is a dedicated community organizer. She co-founded PittsFORWARD, a grassroots initiative that advocates for equity, access, and belonging for all who live, work, and visit Pittsford. She is also the Leader of the Pittsford Democratic Committee. During her short tenure, the Committee has achieved a greater presence in our community through volunteer efforts with Pittsford Food Cupboard and Adopt-A-Highway programs.
Kendra is an enthusiastic and tireless volunteer who is active in the Pittsford Rotary Club and the Pittsford Schools. She serves as Vice President of the Education Council for the District Parent/Teacher Association and she serves on the School District Planning Team which is an advisory board to School Superintendent Mike Pero. Kendra is committed to helping our community achieve greatness.
Kendra grew-up in a small rural community in Western Pennsylvania. Her dad was a steel worker and a volunteer firefighter. Her mom devoted herself to caring for Kendra and her younger sister.
Kendra learned to work hard from a very young age. No matter how long a day her dad had worked at the mill, he always made time to help a neighbor till a garden or put-up hay. Similarly, her mom was very involved with their church - helping in the fellowship hall, the nursery, or making meals for a neighbor. As the oldest child, Kendra was right by their side. She was taught to love her neighbor as herself.
Kendra is the first in her extended family to attend college. She studied at the University of Chicago, earning degrees in political science and public policy. While there, Kendra interned for then rookie U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, working on constituent services.
After graduation, Kendra left politics for teaching. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and spent the next 10 years teaching in elementary schools across the country. Kendra and her family moved to Pittsford when her husband was recruited to the area by a local hospital. Their three children attend Pittsford public schools and the family is proud to call Pittsford home.
Today Kendra Evans is stepping up and asking for the honor of representing Pittsford as your next Town Supervisor. A new chapter begins.