Cr Margaret Esakoff
Cr Esakoff is a long-time resident of Glen Eira. She was educated in Rosstown Ward and has lived there almost all of her adult life. She is married with two children and three grandchildren.
Cr Esakoff has experience in business administration — having run a small business with her husband — as well as working in the publishing, advertising and radio/television industries.
She 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 in the community including membership on the Ethics Committee for Calvary Health Care Bethlehem.
Cr Esakoff is committed to improving residents’ quality of life, believes in strong community involvement and takes a keen interest in all community issues.
Mobile: 0407 831 893
Cr Clare Davey
A desire to play a larger role in her local community was one of the reasons Glen Huntly resident Clare Davey decided to run for Council.
One of five new faces on the elected Council, Cr Davey has worked in Local Government as a traffic and transport engineer for more than five years.
Cr Davey grew up just across the border in Bayside and has spent seven of the past nine years living 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 — she loves running on the Rosstown Rail Trail or at Princes or Caulfield parks and hopes to complete both her third and fourth half marathon this year.
Cr Davey also enjoys visiting her local cafes and taking her three nieces to local parks, galleries and hiking.
Ensuring people can live the 20 minute city lifestyle is one of the issues Cr Davey is most passionate about.
During her first term on Council, Cr Davey has aimed to improve local shopping centres and make them easier for residents to access.
She has a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) (Monash University)
Master of Traffic (Monash University)
Mobile: 0466 469 776
Cr Tony Athanasopoulos (Mayor)
Cr Tony Athanasopoulos joined Glen Eira City Council in 2016 and is Mayor of Glen Eira in 2018. 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 resides and runs a family business in Carnegie with the drive instilled by his parents. The family business is operated together with his fiancé Katherine and they both share a position on the Chrisalis Foundation board, a
not-for-profit foundation supporting young people with disabilities.
Cr Athanasopoulos imagines a world where people inspire and nurture one another to achieve excellence. He wishes to use his vision of the world to further enhance our amazing municipality and ensure Glen Eira continues to provide the best facilities and services for our residents.
Cr Athanasopoulos has attended Head Masters Academy (Certificate III in Hairdressing) and TMG College (The Malka Group) (Certificate IV Hairdressing and Training and Assessment).
Mobile: 0466 372 816