Youhorn Chea

Youhorn Chea
Living Treasure
Term as Councillor
1997 - 20
Mayor in
2001-02, 2006-07, 2011-12, 2017-18, October-November 2019

Youhorn Chea created history as the first Cambodian-born Councillor to be elected in Australia and in 2001 he was sworn in as Greater Dandenong’s first Asian mayor. Youhorn has acted as a champion for diversity, helping to deliver better outcomes for all, and played a key role in the development of Council’s People Seeking Asylum and Refugee Action Plan.