Councillor Matt Emond
Cr Matt Emond was elected to Council in 2016.
He grew up in Bendigo, trained as a primary school teacher at La Trobe University before obtaining his Executive Master of Arts and starting his own creative practice, working as a theatre director, cultural planner, and developing and delivering training.
In recent years he has guided the development of key policies to support the growth of Australia’s creative industries.
Cr Emond is a committee member on the Victorian Actors’ Benevolent Trust, plays the tuba in the City of Greater Bendigo Brass Band, and is proud of his work at the Royal Children’s Hospital helping to reduce the trauma experienced by children and families when their loved ones undergo invasive procedures.
Cr Emond is interested in the areas of economic development, rural communities, community services, environment and the arts.
His family have been active in the Bendigo community for five generations and he lives with his partner Lisa.
Cr Emond is serving as Deputy Mayor in 2019/2020.