"As my Chief of Staff, Victor was exceptional. He is approachable and listens. The breadth of his knowledge, his commitment to heritage, design excellence and sustainability, and his positive ‘can do’ attitude make him exceptionally suited to being a truly effective Councillor."
Lucy Hughes Turnbull AO
Former Lord Mayor of Sydney
“My decision not to re-stand was made easier when Victor Franco expressed interest in standing for Council. If elected, he will make an excellent councillor and representative for Gardiner Ward on the City of Boroondara Council… As a Gardiner Ward resident, I will be voting 1 for Victor Franco,"
Gardiner Ward Councillor 2002 - 2020
"The National Trust believes all candidates should have strong heritage values and support for the protection of heritage places in Boroondara. Victor is a strong advocate for the restoration of the historic “Camberwell Green Park” - a campaign which he instigated and which is supported by the National Trust."
Kristin Stegley OAM
Chairman, National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
"Victor will make an excellent Councillor. He understands good governance, customer service and has both experience and a passion for driving improvements to the efficiency and the quality of Council services."
Peter Seamer AO
Former CEO of the Cities of Essendon, Greater Bendigo, Whitehorse, and Sydney.
"The Glen Iris Gladiators Junior Football Club relies heavily on parental volunteers to act in many roles such as coaches, team managers and first aid officials. Victor has children playing at our Club and has for the past three years been an active volunteer in a variety of roles and made a substantial contribution towards our Club's success over that time."
Andrew Chambers, President, Glen Iris Junior Football Club
"Victor understands how all facets of local government work and how to drive organisational change. He has a ‘can do’ attitude. He developed Sydney’s first Disability Action Plan with clear targets and defined actions and engaged regularly with the community. Understanding how councils operate will make him an extremely effective councillor and community representative."
Former CEO, City of Sydney
"Victor is passionate about the local community of Boroondara. I've worked with him over the last two years as part of Camberwell Primary School Council, where he has volunteered his time and expertise. Victor is insightful and considered in his approach to matters before him. He is thorough in his research, has an in-depth understanding of local issues and a vision for the future. He is prepared to stand up for values of integrity and transparency in governance. I am confident that Gardiner Ward residents would have a strong representative that listens to the community if Victor Franco is elected."
Meg Boyle, Vice President, Camberwell Primary School Council
"I cannot think of a better candidate for councillor than Victor. He has led the campaign to restore historic parkland in Camberwell, after researching and uncovering the history of the site. He is totally committed to making Boroondara a better place to live."
Sarah Groves-Taylor, Camberwell Green Steering Committee
"I have known Victor for three years as a parent and for two years on School Council. As Chair of the School Council’s Futures Committee, Victor has been instrumental in driving the vision for the School, and in ensuring practical steps are taken towards achieving better outcomes for the students and the broader community. Victor has demonstrated tireless energy and drive in his commitment. Outcomes for which Victor has been directly responsible include improving road safety around the School and in securing much needed land from the State Government. I am pleased to support Victor’s nomination for the City of Boroondara’s Council. "
President School Council, Camberwell Primary School
"Camberwell Malvern Little Athletics Centre is grateful to the team of hard working volunteers who are the driving force behind the success of our program. Victor has been a reliable, encouraging and tireless member of our community and is always willing to support our young people to sure they enjoy and progress in our sport."
Nerel Ezra, President, Camberwell Malvern Little Athletics Club
"Victor Franco has the drive needed for Boroondara Council to deliver for our community. I worked with Victor during my presidency on Camberwell Primary School Council, and his passion, work ethic, desire and ability to understand the issues is obvious. He will be a great asset to Boroondara Council, and a strong voice for our community. I commend him to you as a great candidate for Gardiner."
Liz Molyneaux, former President, Camberwell Primary School (2014-2015)
"Through my personal & professional capacity, I have always found Victor commited and passionate in his continuing work to get Camberwell Green up and running. He is dediacted to work to change the culture in the Boorondara Council, to get the people to be heard and not treated as noise. As with Coral, who has been a fantastic Counciller over many years, I am sure Victor will succeed to make that difference."
Henk Kelly-Kobes, business owner and resident Gardiner ward
" I am delighted that Victor has nominated. He has supported the work of the Historical Society. As a Gardiner Ward resident I wholeheartedly endorse him and encourage you to vote for him."
George Fernando, President, Camberwell Historical Society
"Victor is approachable and someone you can rely on. We share the age coordinator role at our athletics club, which is entirely run by volunteers. It’s all about providing healthy activities for the children in our community and Victor always helps. "
Stuart Langdon, Age Group Coordinator, Camberwell Malvern Little Athletics Club