Amanda Lovitt to re-contest her seat in the 2019 Shire of Harvey election

Ready for the challenge: Shire of Harvey councillor Amanda Lovitt will run in this year's Local Government Elections. Photo: Supplied.

Ready for the challenge: Shire of Harvey councillor Amanda Lovitt will run in this year's Local Government Elections. Photo: Supplied.

Councillor Amanda Lovitt is looking to strengthen the bond between the Shire of Harvey and the community.

After moving from Boulder to Australind 13 years ago, the Lovitt family quickly settled in.

Feeling an urge to help others, Ms Lovitt was first elected to council back in 2011.

Since then, she has taken on a wide variety of important roles and responsibilities.

Ms Lovitt is now a councillor, a funeral celebrant, Chair of the District Health Advisory Council, and Chair of Harvey History Online.

She recently announced her decision to run again in 2019. The 11 nominees will be going head-to-head in next month's election.

"Since the introduction of our new chief executive [Annie Riordan], there's been a bit of excitement in the air about change," she said.

"I would like to see improved street linkages. In particular, there's a section between Kingston and Treendale that needs to be finished.

"I would also like to see the completion of the Ridley Place Foreshore project."

Over the past eight years, Ms Lovitt has seen the shire experience many ups and downs.

She said the councillors and shire staff were working tirelessly to help the community.

"I see my role as being a conduit between the bureaucratic side of local government and the community," she said.

"I believe I have done that fairly effectively, over the past few years.

"My overall vision is for us to be a connected community."