Cr Martin Zakharov

Yarraville Ward Councillor

Cr Martin Zakharov

About Cr Martin Zakharov

Cr Martin Zakharov has been a Councillor for over ten years and is also a professional musician and an instrumental music teacher in secondary schools. Cr Zakharov has volunteered with the Yarraville Festival for over 20 years, and is a former Vice President of the Melbourne Branch of the Musicians Union of Australia and was elected Mayor in 2018.

Cr Zakharov has worked towards a number of projects including the installation of ‘pop up’ parks and better bicycle infrastructure. He is passionate about improving public transport infrastructure, providing more youth services, more support and infrastructure for arts and culture, and a better quality of life for everyone in the city. Cr Zakharov is currently the chair of the Metropolitan Transport Forum (MTF).

Councillor appointments

Cr Martin Zakharov, is Council's appointee to the:

  • Audit and Risk Advisory Committee
  • Chief Executive Officer Performance Review Committee
  • City Development Special Committee
  • Civic Awards Judging Panel
  • Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Maribyrnong Arts Ambassador  Committee
  • Metropolitan Transport Forum
  • Western Melbourne Tourism Board.