"Caring for Our Community"
 
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Cr Antonella Celi was elected in a by-election in 2010 for the Truemans Ward and then in 2012 as one of three Councillors to represent the Seawinds Ward, an electorate of the Mornington Peninsula Shire.   Cr Antonella Celi also served as Mayor of the Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2014.
 
Seawinds Ward includes the townships of Tootgarook, Rosebud West, Rosebud, McCrae, Dromana, Safety Beach and Mt Martha (up to Hearn Rd) 

A believer of advocating on behalf of the community across a broad range of topics and issues, Cr Antonella is willing to listen and understand the concerns faced by the community. By understanding what the community or an individual is concerned about, then work can begin to find a solution that may assist or improve the situation. Cr Antonella may not have all the answers but is willing to research, advocate and discover as much as she can to provide further guidance, referral or networking opportunity.

Cr Antonella is keen to work closely with local residents, community groups, business and organisations on projects of key importance to the Seawinds Ward and the broader Shire community. As Councillor, she will work towards matching local government resources, programs and services with the needs of the community; advocate for community issues and concerns; foster community goodwill and relationship building; and inform and educate the community on options that are available to them through the Shire.

 A resident of the Mornington Peninsula Shire since 2004,  Cr Antonella lives with her family in Dromana.  Her career has included working as an Executive Assistant in PR and Marketing firms; Alternative Health Therapist and Remedial Massage practitioner; Laboratory Assistant manufacturing herbal and homepathic medicines; Corporate mailroom co-ordinator; house cleaner, homemaker, being a mum, volunteer committee member.  
 
Current Member & Delegate Representative on the following committees (2016):

■Access All Abilities Consultative Committee
■Arts and Culture Advisory Panel (Chair)
■Communities That Care (CTC)
■Health & Wellbeing Committee (Chair)
■MAV Professional Development Committee
■MAV Human Services Committee
■Mornington Peninsula Cemetery Trust
■Mornington Peninsula Literacy Villages Advisory Committee (Chair)
■Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism
■Peninsula Advisory Committee for Elders (PACE)
■Peninsula Reads (Literacy Villages) Advisory Committee (Chair)
■Pet and Pony Expo
■Positive Ageing Steering Committee (Chair)
■Sustainable Communities - Tidy Town and Clean Beaches Awards
■Triple A Housing Policy Reference Group (Chair)

Ex-Officio Member:
■ Chisholm SMP Connect Advisory Group
■The Seawinds Community Hub Board 
■Festival for Healthy Living Committee (Southern Peninsula)
■Fight4Life Board
 
Past Associations:
■Rotary Club of Dromana (2005-2006)
■Rotary Club of Mount Martha (2006-2009) 
■ABCD Inc.
■Junior Council Committee (Cr delegate 2011/12)
■Mornington Peninsula Tourism Inc (Cr delegate 2011/12)
■Audit Committee (Cr delegate 2011/2013)
■Community Consultative Committee on Responsible Gaming (Cr Delegate 2012/13
■Community Renewal (Chair) (Cr Delegate 2010-2013)
■Inter Council Aboriginal Consultative Committee (ICACC)
■Ministerial-Mayors Advisory Committee (2014)

Current Member of the following Associations:
■Victorian Local Government Association (VLGA)
■VLGA Womens' Policy Advisory Group
■Australian Local Government Womens' Association (ALGWA)
 
 

 

“I have worked with Antonella on the "Communities That Care" Committee and am most impressed with her attitude to Community programmes. She was chosen to be one of the leading speakers of that programme launch. Antonella is prepared to “Grasp the Nettle” and stand up for what she considers will best suit the Shire, I do not always agree with her on some issues; however I have no hesitation in voting for her”

Ian Lyons, Safety Beach


"I personally thank you for your for your efforts on Council, and though we may not always have seen eye to eye on some issues, nevertheless I admire greatly how you who have sacrificed yourself in the service of the community over the last few years. It is an unbelievably difficult job. I wish you every success in the coming Council elections should you decide to re-nominate for Council."  Ken Dyer