Message from our Mayor

9 Nov 2021
Well Governed Council

I am honoured and privileged to be your new Mayor for 2021/2022. I’d like to thank my fellow Councillors for choosing me to lead into this next year as we work to recover from COVID-19 and focus on building our future.

It’s been a tough year but together we will bounce back. I commit to working with you all to rebuild our connections and enable and empower one another.

2022 will be focused on delivering on our commitments in our Council Plan, on bringing transparency and accountability. On ensuring Manningham is a place where all feel welcomed. We will be working to protect our local environment and focusing on footpaths, drains and streetscape.

Mental health has always been a passion of mine and I intend to make this a key focus during my time as Mayor. This is where I will dedicate myself to preventing bullying, working with Bully Zero through education, advocacy, and support in our community.

I want us to always hold the mantra to be kind, Be Kind Manningham. It’s a simple thing to do but can have a huge impact on others around us, particularly in times of stress.

We’ve also got a lot of advocacy work to do here at Manningham, a lot of lobbying. I dedicate myself to serve my community and I will serve with energy and devotion.

I am proud of this City and delighted to be the Mayor of Manningham. There is much work to be done in this coming year and I’m excited to get started.

Please contact me at any time – I look forward to working with all of you who have a connection with our great City.

Warm regards,

Cr Michelle Kleinert