The Everton Fans’ Forum has elected a new Chair and Vice-Chairperson for 2018/19.
Gary Evans takes up the role of Chairperson from Nick Mernock who has served in the role for three years.
The new Vice-Chairperson, Ian Ball, has been on the Forum for 12 months and takes over from Robert Eagleton who remains on the Forum after his re-election by fans earlier this year.
The Everton Fans’ Forum meets monthly to help shape Club policy on fan-related matters, as well as leading on a number of Club/fan related projects.
Over the past year, projects the Fans’ Forum have been involved with include helping to set ticket prices, improving the matchday experience, helping to design new branding and signage around Goodison Park, devising and delivering fan events, fundraising for Everton in the Community and leading on the new Holy Trinity Statue.
A Main Stand Season Ticket Member, Gary has been involved with the Forum since January 2015 and was re-elected to the group by supporters in 2018. The passionate Evertonian is a headteacher in a city school and attends matches with his wife and daughter.
Upon his appointment, Gary said: "I am proud to have been voted as Chairperson of the Everton Fans’ Forum by colleagues. I am keen for the Forum to engage with as many fan groups as possible and to become the voice of Evertonians everywhere. The work of the Forum has developed over the years and I would like to ensure it becomes the 'go to' fan group to assist with all Everton supporter-related issues.
“It’s important that the Forum is frank in its discussions with the Club as we work together to improve the supporter experience in as many ways as possible.
“On behalf of the entire Forum I want to thank Nick and Robert for their work as Chair and Vice-Chair over the past three years and I look forward to working alongside them and their continued contributions.”
To learn more about the Everton Fans’ Forum, visit www.evertonfc.com/fansforum. Members of the Forum are contactable through firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter via @EFC_FansForum