Councillor Alex del Porto was first elected to Council in 1997 and has fulfilled the duties of Mayor of Bayside City Council in 1998/99, 2004, 2010/11, and 2016/17. Cr del Porto is a member of the CEO Employment Matters Committee, the Gallery @BACC Board, and is the Bayside representative for the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV).
Cr Alex del Porto has been a resident of East Brighton for 31 years. Cr del Porto is married to Donna, has four adult children and one grandchild. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Master of Arts from Melbourne University, with postgraduate qualifications in secondary education from the Australian Catholic University. He has been a teacher of Humanities and Religious Education at Padua College since 2003.
Cr del Porto demonstrates a strong passion for protecting the existing amenities and controlling over-development in the Bayside community. He cares deeply for the natural environment and ongoing protection of our heritage. He is also an advocate of strong financial accountability for Council expenditure.