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Meet the Mayor of Farnham

Find out about the Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Pat Evans and the charities she is supporting.

About the Mayor

Pat Evans was born in Beckenham, Kent and was educated at the local grammar school. She started her working career as a trainee at Unilever’s headquarters in London and passed the internal management exam.

Following her marriage to David (a civil engineer) she continued working in the world of commerce until their only daughter was born. They lived in Godalming and Pat returned to work after Sian commenced school – into the world of local government.

She spent 22 years with Godalming Town Council, studying for an external B.A. Hons degree in Local Policy. She later became Town Clerk and served on the Larger Local Councils Advisory Group.

In 2000 Pat transferred from Godalming to Farnham as Town Clerk where her first task was to help the council achieve Quality Council status.

In 1994 Pat became a Rotarian and this became a lasting commitment – motto “Service Above Self”; supporting those in need. She became one of the first female District Governors and retired in 2005 to follow this further channel of community service – both nationally and internationally.

Following retirement, Pat joined the International Briefing Centre at Farnham Castle as Company Secretary and her connections with the town continued.

She describes how she has always been fiercely independent of party politics and committed to the local community. She is immensely honoured and privileged to be chosen as Farnham Town Mayor.

Mayor’s charity

The Mayor has chosen to support the charities Space2Grow and Hale Community Centre.


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