Cr Michelle Kleinert is a long-term resident of the Manningham community. Cr Kleinert has been a Councillor of Manningham since 2012 and served as Mayor in 2016-17.
Passionate about Manningham’s open space and our vibrant and connected community, Cr Kleinert believes in supporting local business in addition to sporting and community clubs.
As Mayor, Cr Kleinert led the charge in establishing a youth mental health outreach service for Manningham with headspace Hawthorn and is currently the multicultural ambassador for Mental Health Foundation Australia and holds a mental health first aid certificate.
Cr Kleinert has also served as both president and vice president of the Australian Local Government Women’s Association, Victorian branch (ALGWA Vic) and was a former vice president of the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA).