Camden Ward Councillor David Zyngier spent their youth in Glen Eira and returned five years ago to Caulfield North. Cr Zyngier has worked in education for over 35 years, in schools and in teacher education. They have been married for over 40 years with three beautiful children and five grandchildren. Cr Zyngier also cares for their 100-year-old Holocaust survivor mother.
Cr Zyngier volunteers for the Ardoch Foundation, as a school facilitator for the anti-bullying foundation, Courage to Care, and deliver meals to residents in Glen Eira for the Father Bob Foundation.
Cr Zyngier is a founding member of the Glen Eira Emergency Climate Action Network. They participated in the Glen Eira 2040 Community Vision, and the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve Trust Land Management Plan.
Cr Zyngier has strong connections to the Camden Jewish community as former Principal of a Jewish school, an active member of their synagogue, Kehilat Nitzan, an advocate of Jewish LGBT rights, and a member of the Jewish Climate Network.
Strengthening community and caring for our environment have driven Cr Zyngier to stand for council. Improving residents’ voice in decision-making, and greater openness will be priorities.
As a Greens Councillor, Cr Zyngier will ensure that Council upholds its commitment to carbon neutrality and increasing open green space for public use.