Born and educated in Falmouth, he served an apprenticeship at the Docks in Falmouth from 1960-1965 and gained a City and Guilds in Engineering. After completing his apprenticeship he worked in the Maintenance Department of the Docks from 1965, where he became the Maintenance Chargehand from 1968 to 1979. From 1979 to 2008 he worked in the Docks Pump Room being responsible for the docking and undocking of ships. He is now retired.
He has three grown up children.
He was elected to Falmouth Town Council in 1974 serving as Mayor from 1976 to 1979, 1993-1995 and 2000 to 2002. He has now served as Mayor from 2009 to the present day. He also served as Chairman of the Planning, Finance and General Purposes and Art Gallery Committees.
He was elected as a County Councillor in 1976 and served until 1997, when he did not seek re-election. He was also elected as a Carrick District Councillor in 2007 to 2009 and is now a Cornwall Councillor for the Arwenack division. He served on the Education Committee and became a school governor on various schools in Falmouth. He served as Chairman of the Governors at Church of England Infants in 1978-81. King Charles Junior School in 1981-1987, Beacon Junior and Infants School in 1989-1997 and Marlborough School since 1990.
He also served on the Social Services Committee and was on the Children’s and Elderly and Homes Sub-Committees.
He served as a Governor of Falmouth College of Art from 1976-1989.
He was the Deputy Leader of the Conservatives on Cornwall County Council from 1993-1997 and Chairman of the local branch of the Conservative Party for Arwenack, Smithick and Trevethan Wards. He was also Vice Chairman of Falmouth and Camborne Conservative Association.
His hobbies are horse racing; entertaining; listening to music and travelling.
My Mayor’s Charity in 2013 is Dementia Friendly Falmouth. Previously it was Falmouth Street Pastors.
Councillor Geoffrey Evans
Mayor of Falmouth