Councillor Laurence Evans was first elected to Council in November 2012, and was re-elected in November 2016. Cr Evans has fulfilled the duties of Mayor of Bayside in 2013/14, and was re-elected as Mayor in 2017/18. Cr Evans served as Deputy Mayor and Chairman of the Planning and Amenity Committee for 2015/16 and 2016/17. He was also a Councillor with the former City of Sandringham from 1984-1991, and Mayor of the City of Sandringham in 1990/91.
Cr Evans has lived in the Bayside area all of his life, as have his parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. He and wife Jenny have three adult children and seven grandchildren. Cr Evans demonstrates a strong passion for the foreshore and the natural and built environment. He also has a deep commitment to the wellbeing of all demographics of the Bayside community.
Cr Evans’ commitment to aged care is evident in his work as a founding member of the Sandringham Aged Care Association Inc. (SACA). The SACA is the committee charged with running Fairway Hostel, a not-for-profit 62 bed hostel for the aged, which was started when Cr Evans left Sandringham Council in 1991. As a retired architect and Councillor, he can also have a strong professional input to the planning of the municipality.