Cr Jamie Hyams (Deputy Mayor)
A long-time resident of Glen Eira with a keen interest in sport and recreation, Cr Hyams is serving his fourth term on Council and was Mayor in 2012 and 2013 and Deputy Mayor in 2011 and 2018. Formerly a solicitor and executive director of a community sporting body, he is now a senior policy analyst at a not-for-profit public affairs organisation.
Until 2011, Cr Hyams was President of the City of Moorabbin Historical Society, having served an eight-year term. He is on the Committee of Management of the Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre and has been a cricket club president, Bendigo Bank committee member, Neighbourhood Watch Area Secretary and Residents’ Association Vice-President.
Cr Hyams believes it is vital to remember that Council is there to serve the community.
Cr Hyams has a Bachelor of Arts, LLB, (Monash University)
Mobile: 0427 319 018
Cr Jim Magee
Cr Magee emigrated from Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1970. He is married with two sons and has lived in Bentleigh East since 1988. Cr Magee’s weekdays involve work and Council commitments and on weekends he is a keen bowler with the Coatesville Bowls Club. Cr Magee served as Mayor in 2015 and Deputy Mayor in 2017. Over the next two years on Council, Cr Magee will be focusing on better public transportation in Bentleigh East (trams and buses) along with establishing a Men’s Shed in Bentleigh East.
Mobile: 0427 338 327
Cr Nina Taylor
Cr Taylor is trilingual, a lawyer and works for a not-for-profit organisation as part of a long-term commitment to meaningful community engagement.
Cr Taylor’s charitable activities have included providing phone-line legal advice at the Women’s Legal Service to members of the community experiencing domestic violence.
She also has extensive private industry experience involving the promotion of treatment options for chronic disease (diabetes) to medical and allied healthcare professionals working in rural and urban hospitals/clinics and community healthcare centres.
Cr Taylor is passionate about supporting healthy lifestyles in the community, including a broad range of sporting activities for people of all ages. In addition, Cr Taylor has management experience in the promotion of disability services and advocates for an inclusive and supportive community. As a qualified teacher, other priorities for Cr Taylor are equitable access to high quality education, preschool and child care. Her own commitments are to minimise carbon output involving a focus on public transport usage, energy efficiency and sustainable gardening practices.
Cr Taylor has a Bachelor of Arts, LLB (The University of Melbourne), Postgraduate Diploma of Education (The University of Queensland)
Mobile: 0466 372 809