Antonella Celi was elected in a by-election in 2010 for the Truemans Ward and then in 2012 and 2016 as one of three Councillors to represent the Seawinds Ward, an electorate of the Mornington Peninsula Shire.
A Seawinds Ward Councillor for the past 10 years,, Antonella adds her professional knowledge and experience to important decisions and we have seen the achievement of many outcomes and delivery of local projects like the Aquatic Centre in Rosebud, upgrades to community buildings, sports reserves and support for many community groups.
With the impact of COVID-19 on our local community and economy, Antonella is determined to continue her work to:
👉advocate on issues
👉address the challenges
👉focus on opportunities and
👉seek Local, State and Federal government resources and funding to support our projects in Seawinds Ward and across the Peninsula.
Now is a time to act and instill hope for a positive future direction.
Current Member of the following other Committees and Associations:
■MAV Human Services Committee
■Victorian Local Government Association (VLGA)
■VLGA Womens' Policy Advisory Group
■Australian Local Government Womens' Association (ALGWA)
■ More Women for Local Government Forum and social media FB Page.
■The Seawinds Community Hub Board
■ Chisholm SMP Connect Advisory Group
Mornington Peninsula Shire Statutory Committees:
■Planning Services Committee (Chair) - 1 July, 2020-24 October, 2020
■Forward Planning Committee (Chair) - 1 July, 2020-24 October, 2020
■ISection 223 Submission Committee (Chair & Member) - 1 July, 2020 - 24 October, 2020 Click here to edit text
“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”
As a creative industry professional, I have seen the local landscape grow immensely in the past couple of years. Antonella is the number one person who has stood out as a major supporter of the arts community. She has been physically present at many creative events, in amongst the people, listening and encouraging artists and lovers of art. Cr Antonella Celi is a superhuman with a big heart. She has always been there to listen to the Peninsula’s creatives and shown massive support within the arts community. Supporting music events and advocating for a thriving music scene.
The Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation is extremely grateful for the financial support they receive from the Mornington Peninsula Shire and in particular from Antonella Celi. We provide financial scholarships for students studying at Chisholm TAFE and with Antonella's incredible support we have been able to provide grants for 100% of eligible applicants on the Mornington Peninsula. Antonella has an amazing insight of the Mornington Peninsula community, its challenges and the importance that access to education and training can help develop a vibrant and prosperous community.
I think of all the wonderful causes you support and the compassion, empathy and understanding you have for the Seawinds Ward community. The support you provide, championing the underdog and encouraging those with the resources to take on a more active role. Thank you Cr. Antonella Celi and you deserve a landslide victory you are there for everyone.
"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."