Cr Joel Silver

Cr Silver was elected Deputy Mayor for the 2018–19 Council year.

Cr Silver was called to the Victorian Bar in May 2014 and practices mostly in commercial law (focusing on building, construction and property disputes). He has used these skills in several community organisations, including Peninsula Community Legal Centre in Bentleigh, where he worked as a volunteer lawyer, and the Law Institute of Victoria, where he served as Young Lawyers President. Outside work, Cr Silver enjoys reading Australian history, walking his dog Gilly and spending most (if not all) of his Council allowance on finding Glen Eira’s best coffee shop.

Since joining Council, engaging with the community has been Cr Silver’s priority and he encourages you to get in touch with him about any matter. He has particularly enjoyed his work as Chair of the Local Laws Committee and first raised establishing the Holocaust Survivors’ Memorial in the Elsternwick Cultural Precinct.

Cr Silver has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (The University of Melbourne), Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Leo Cussen Centre for Law) and has completed his Master of Laws.

Mobile: 0499 357 262