Cr Mary Delahunty (Mayor)
Elsternwick resident Mary Delahunty was first elected to Glen Eira City Council in 2012. She is serving her second term as a Councillor and is Mayor of Glen Eira for 2017.
The mother of three girls aged 10, seven and four juggles her work as a General Manager of an industry super fund with her mayoral duties. Cr Delahunty is also an Authority Member of the Emergency Services Telecommunication Authority (ESTA), which provides the critical link between the Victorian community and the state’s emergency services agencies.
Cr Delahunty, who has a Masters of Applied Finance, grew up in country Victoria and at 15, moved to Melbourne to attend boarding school.
“I have lived in and around Glen Eira for most of my adult life. I also spent some time living in Brunswick and Clifton Hill, but I missed the south too much.
“I love the rich culture of the area and the diversity — I love the coffee and the food too.”
Outside of work, and when she can find the time, Cr Delahunty keeps fit at the gym and plays and umpires netball.
“I also enjoy watching AFL, either at the ground or at home. I love my St Kilda Football Club, but they always seem to find new and exciting ways to break my heart every year.”
During her second term on Council, Cr Delahunty wants to ensure that people feel connected, and that local government is a strong effective service provider.
“I will apply my skills for social good and I truly believe government is a place of change. I want to make sure the change being created by Local Government is for the better. I want to add to this great City and continue to build on the strong foundation we have at Glen Eira to create a safe and connected community.”
Cr Delahunty is passionate about open space and community participation in government decisions.
“I am also passionate about the role of Local Government in solving major community issues — like family and domestic violence.”
Phone: 03 9523 9105
Mobile: 0427 970 879
Cr Joel Silver
Cr Silver is a lifelong resident of Glen Eira, and lives in Elsternwick. For most of that time, his family have been traders on Glen Eira Road. Joel was called to the Victorian Bar in May 2014, and practices predominately in commercial law (focusing on building and construction disputes). Cr Silver has used those skills in several community organisations including Peninsula Community Legal Centre in Bentleigh as a volunteer lawyer and the Law Institute of Victoria as Young Lawyers President. Outside of his work, Cr Silver enjoys reading up on Australian history, walking his dog Gilly, and spending most (if not all) of his Council allowance on locating Glen Eira’s best coffee shop.
Engaging with the community is Cr Silver’s priority on Council, and he encourages residents to be in touch with him, on any matter.
Mobile: 0499 357 262
To contact Cr Joel Silver, please email your telephone number and a brief description of the matter to be discussed or leave your message on Cr Silver’s message bank. Cr Silver will contact you as soon as possible. Due to work commitments, Cr Silver may not be able to take your call during business hours.
In the interest of promptly responding to requests that relate to an operational matters eg. waste collection, blocked drains, parking issues etc., contact Council’s Service Centre on 9524 3333.
Cr Dan Sztrajt
Cr Sztrajt lives in Caulfield with his young family where he has been a resident for more than 30 years.
Since the age of 16, Cr Sztrajt has been volunteering in Glen Eira across a wide range of roles. These include five years with a locally-based youth movement, seven years with the Jewish Community Council of Victoria and countless charities and educational initiatives.
Cr Sztrajt is an Assistant Principal of one of Melbourne’s top performing K–12 schools. He is passionate about education and youth empowerment. In addition to his leadership role, he teaches the VCE subject Global Politics.
Cr Sztrajt believes that Glen Eira Council has a pivotal role to play in the development and support of our grass roots community organisations, youth movements and sporting clubs. He takes pride in supporting those in our community who are committed to enacting positive change through their volunteerism.
Mobile: 0466 372 822