Cr Joel Silver (Deputy Mayor)

Camden Ward Councillor Joel Silver was elected Deputy Mayor for the 2018/19 Council year.  

Cr Silver was elected Deputy Mayor for the 2018–19 Council year. He lives at Alma Village in Caulfield North and is a lifelong Glen Eira resident. For most of that time, his family have been traders on Glen Eira Road.

Cr Silver was called to the Victorian Bar in May 2014 and he practices mostly in commercial law (focusing on building, construction, and property disputes). He has used these skills in several community organisations including Peninsula Community Legal Centre in Bentleigh, where he worked as a volunteer lawyer, and the Law Institute of Victoria, where he served as Young Lawyers President. Outside work, Cr Silver enjoys reading up on Australian history, walking his dog Gilly, and spending most (if not all) of his Council allowance on finding Glen Eira’s best coffee shop.

Since joining Council, engaging with the community has been Cr Silver’s priority and he encourages you to get in touch with him about any matter. He has particularly enjoyed his work as Chair of the Local Laws Committee and first raised establishing the Holocaust Survivors' Memorial in the Elsternwick Cultural Precinct.

Cr Silver has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (The University of Melbourne), Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Leo Cussen Centre for Law), and is almost done (at the time of writing) with his Master of Laws.