|Organisation||Governance Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe|
|Session||Towards Public Governance – Improving Public Administration in Europe|
|Presentation Title||Local and Regional Governments contributing to Governance and Public Administration Reform|
Ms Mairi Evans is currently both a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) and Councillor and a municipal councillor in Angus Council. Since last May this year she is the new MSP from for Angus North and Mearns. A member of the governing Scottish National Party she will sit at the Local Government and Communities Committee and Justice Committee.
When she was elected as a Councillor Mairi Evans was, and to a certain extent still is, one of Scotland´s youngest Councillors. A twice-elected member of Angus Council representing the Brechin and Edzell communities, she is member of the COSLA Development Economy and Sustainability Executive Group and its representative to the CEMR Policy Committee, where she is the CEMR Spokesperson on Youth Elected Representatives.
She is representing Scotland at the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, where she has engaged in good governance and capacity building, community empowerment and engagement with youth local organisations.
Actively engaged in European policy and economic development she is also the Chair of the East of Scotland European Consortium and she has campaigned for local community development projects part financed by EU funds. She is also the chair of the Strategic Development Planning Authority. At her Council she is member of the Environmental Appeals, Infrastructure Services, Land Reform and Social work and Health Committees, Caring and Safe Communities Partnership and Tayside Transport Partnership.