Michael Carr



Cr Michael Carr was elected for his first Council term in November 2020. Cr Carr is a lifelong Portland local of 37 years and grew up on the family farm. Cr Carr completed his education at local schools. Cr Carr is married to Carly and the proud father to three sons.

Cr Carr has a strong understanding of the local industry. Cr Carr was employed at Portland Aluminium for over ten years, working his way from a graduate position to Area Superintendent level before taking up his current role as Infrastructure Manager at the Port of Portland. He holds a Masters Degree in Engineering (Civil) and is a Graduate of the Company's Directors Course provided by the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Cr Carr enjoys family camping adventures, football, tennis, water-skiing, basketball, and volunteering within the community. Cr Carr is a member/affiliated with numerous organisations, including the Portland Football Netball Club; Portland Little Athletics Club; Bridgewater Lakes Aquatic Club; Future Leaders of Industry; and United Way Glenelg – Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

Cr Carr has a passion for sport and recreation, infrastructure projects, education attainment levels of our youth, employment retention and generation, equality within the community, growth in the region’s tourism, road and rail improvements, and elimination of rubbish in public reserves. Cr Carr is a current member of the Glenelg Shire Audit and Risk Committee, appointed in 2020.