Cr Margaret Esakoff
Cr Esakoff is a long-time resident of Glen Eira, was educated in Rosstown Ward and has lived in the area almost all of her life. She is married with two children and three grandchildren. Cr Esakoff has experience in business administration, running a small business with her husband as well as working in the publishing, advertising and radio-television industries.
Cr Esakoff is serving her fifth term on Council and served as Mayor in 2005, 2007 and 2011 and Deputy Mayor in 2008 and 2010. She now devotes her time to Council apart from voluntary work and committee positions held in the local community, including Vice-President of the Management Committee of Community Information Glen Eira and a member of the Ethics Committee for Calvary Health Care Bethlehem.
Cr Esakoff is committed to improving residents’ quality of life, has a strong community involvement and takes a keen interest in all community issues.
Mobile: 0407 831 893
Cr Clare Davey
Wanting to be a bigger part of her local community is one of the reasons why Glen Huntly resident Clare Davey decided to run for Glen Eira City Council.
One of the new five faces at Council, Cr Davey has a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Hons); Master of Traffic, and has worked in Local Government for five years.
Cr Davey grew up just across the border in Bayside and has spent six years in the City of Glen Eira.
When Cr Davey is not working as a Traffic and Transport Engineer, she can be seen pounding the pavement. “I love that I can go running from my house and within minutes can be on the Rosstown Rail Trail or at Princes or Caulfield Parks.
“I love running and will be completing my second — and hopefully third — half marathon this year.”
When Cr Davey is not running, she also enjoys visiting her local cafes, taking her three nieces to local parks or the gallery and hiking.
Ensuring people can live the 20 minute city lifestyle is one of the issues Cr Davey is most passionate about.
“This encompasses so much — from making it easy to walk and cycle to the shops and school, to making our shopping centres vibrant and places to be.
“It also examines maintenance issues, as well as equitable access — making sure those with mobility issues or those with prams can get around easily.”
During her first term on Council, Cr Davey wants to improve local shopping centres and make them easier for residents to access.
“It would also be fantastic if Council considered taking part in the State Government’s Flexible Plastics Recycling Program, which would allow residents to dispose of their plastic bags and flexible plastic packaging in their recycling bins.
“I would also like to see some water sensitive urban design and other water engineering improvements included in the upcoming Melbourne Water drainage works.”
Mobile: 0466 469 776
Cr Tony Athanasopoulos
Cr Athanasopoulos was born of two migrant parents from Greece and Italy. They both worked hard to give their three boys the life they envied and always taught the importance of service. Cr Athanasopoulos now resides and runs a family business in Carnegie with the drive instilled by his parents. He has a partner Katherine who is also his business partner and they both share a position on the Chrisalis Foundation board.
Cr Athanasopoulos imagines a world where people inspire people to achieve the best they can, where we nurture one another to achieve excellence. Cr Athanasopoulos wishes to use his vision of the world to establish new foundations for the municipal district of Glen Eira.
Mobile: 0466 372 816