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Councillors are your democratically elected representatives. They represent the community and are responsible for setting strategic direction, deciding on council policies, engaging constituents on their values and needs, debating community issues and monitoring performance.

The 2020–24 Bayside City Council was officially sworn in at the Annual Meeting of Council on 19 November 2020.

Councillor Laurence Evans OAM was elected as Mayor for the 2020–21 Council year.

Cr Sonia Castelli was elected Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Bayside Arts and Gallery Advisory Committee for the 2020–21 Council year.

Cr Alex del Porto was elected Chair of the Planning and Amenity Delegated Committee for the 2020–21 Council year.

From left to right: Cr Clarke Martin; Cr Fiona Stitfold, Deputy Mayor Cr Sonia Castelli, Bayside Mayor Cr Laurence Evans OAM, Cr Jo Samuel-King MD, Cr Hanna El Mouallem, Cr Alex del Porto.



Cr Laurence Evans OAM (Ebden Ward Councillor)

Email: levans [at] bayside.vic.gov.au
Contact number: 0407 735 993


Deputy Mayor

Cr Sonia Castelli (Ivison Ward Councillor)

Email: scastelli [at] bayside.vic.gov.au
Contact number: 0466 356 794


Beckett Ward

Cr Clarke Martin

Email: cmartin [at] bayside.vic.gov.au
Contact number: 0466 356 805


Bleazby Ward

Cr Alex del Porto

Email: adelporto [at] bayside.vic.gov.au
Contact number: 0417 390 641


Boyd Ward

Cr Fiona Stitfold

Email: fstitfold [at] bayside.vic.gov.au
Contact number: 0409 608 419


Castlefield Ward

Cr Jo Samuel-King MBBS

Email: jsamuel-king [at] bayside.vic.gov.au
Contact number: 0419 772 291


Dendy Ward

Cr Hanna El Mouallem

Email: helmouallem [at] bayside.vic.gov.au
Contact number: 0437 859 978