Michelle KleinertDeputy Mayor - Heide Ward
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Cr Kleinert has been a Councillor at Manningham since 2012. She is incredibly passionate and proud of the City. As a long-term resident of the municipality, Cr Kleinert completed her schooling in Manningham and is a strong advocate for youth in the community.

She believes our youth are our future and it is important we support them, foster their development and provide the best opportunity for them to succeed. She is a current Patron of ABCD: Arts Building Children’s Dreams, an Ambassador for Scouts Australia, and has been actively involved as a workplace facilitator for Bully Zero Australia.

Cr Kleinert is highly engaged with the community and embodies Council’s commitment to be known for its ability to listen, and ensure it is in tune with issues at hand.

This year Cr Kleinert is leading the charge in establishing a youth mental health outreach program in Manningham. 

She has dedicated this year’s Manningham Community Mayoral Ball, ‘Disco Fever’, into raising funds to establish the program for young people aged 12 to 25 in Manningham.   

Council is currently working with headspace Hawthorn to bring the program to the City. headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to young people. 

With a vivacious personality and a background in theatrical arts, Cr Kleinert is well-known for her ability to connect and engage with people of all ages. She believes our citizens are blessed to live in a beautiful City that has so much to offer, and strives to keep Manningham a place everyone can be proud of.

Cr Kleinert is also a member of Council’s Integrated Transport Advisory Committee, Manningham Charitable Fund Grants Panel, and the Sustainable Design Taskforce. She is the Vice President of the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) and is highly-respected amongst her peers and the community.