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Mayor of Falmouth - A Brief Biography

Alan Rowe was born in Redruth Maternity Unit in 1967 and has spent almost their entire life living and working in Cornwall. They moved to Falmouth in 1993 but did spend their formative years living in Truro. They attended Bosvigo Primary School and then Richard Lander Comprehensive and 6th Form before leaving formal education at 18. 

They have had a range of jobs including hospitality, gardening and marque erector before in 1995 going back to Agricultural College in Rowewarne to train as a Tree Surgeon. They pursued that career until Sept 2000 when they took on a role as a Tree Officer in Carrick District Council. They then transferred to Cornwall Council in 2009 when Carrick DC ceased to exist and in April 2021 moved to Plymouth City Council as an Operations Manager dealing with arboricultural issues. 

They have a life long love of learning which culminated in their being awarded a BSc (Hons) in 2007 from the University of Central Lancashire. 

They continue to use their arboricultural skills and knowledge to support the Falmouth Tree Champions group that they set up with fellow Councillor Debra Clegg. 

Alan has a strong volunteer ethos and helps to support a local choir, the 6th Falmouth Sea Scouts and the Young Generation Theatre Group as well as doing the voluntary role as a Falmouth Town Councillor. 

Alan is a single parent with a full time job who has a strong community focus and they hope to continue the work that FTC do in supporting locals with a diverse range of needs and to keep Falmouth the vibrant and inclusive community that it is. 

Alan feels hugely privileged to be elected Mayor and takes the role very seriously. They have the utmost respect for colleagues and is looking forward to continuing the important work that those before them started.