If re-elected, Carol James has vowed to continue to listen to the community, and advocate for them.
The Goulburn Mulwaree Council local government elections are set to be held on Saturday, December 4.
The former mayor has been a councillor for 13 years and has no plans to step back from local government.
"I think the main thing as a councillor is to listen," she said.
"We're here for the people in our city and it's a matter of listening to their opinions and what they want."
The independent candidate feels local council is no place for politics and that councillors have a duty to keep focused on local issues.
"I think we've got to listen to our community and see what they want," she said.
"I am a person who likes projects and I am community based. So I enjoy when we have a project, when we're going to build something or do something, I enjoy all that process.
"I'm not a political person, I'm not interested in the politics."
Ms James said her previous term on council had been productive. She was especially proud of the beautification of Auburn Street, and the soon to open Performing Arts Centre and the Aquatic Centre.
She said the previous council was "really cohesive, we've worked together, we've respected one another and we've been responsible to our community."
"We really have done quite a good job in the last few years."
As for the future of the region, Ms James wants to encourage growth.
"I'd like to see every shop in the main street filled, but that's not a council job so much as a business thing," she said.
"I like to see activity in the town. And I like that we provide activity for people, we've got our festivals and I want to continue with those.
"It's important for our community to be able to celebrate because while we've been a nice country city, we are now developing into something much bigger with lots of new people coming into town."
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