Annette Webster is now in the midst of running her eighth consecutive Dardanup Shire Council election campaign.
The Wellington Mill resident has worked in the tourism and disability services industries.
She prides herself on being a working local and a member of Eaton Community College's P and C.
Ms Webster served on the shire's original Tourism Committee - helping a large number of tourism operators within the Ferguson Valley.
"I have raised my two children on my own for 16 years and I am grateful for the community support," she said.
"Having lived in and promoted the shire for over 40 years, I have a passion for the region.
"I am interested in our history and support new tourism ventures within our shire. For example, I would like to see the Leschenault Lady back up and running."
If elected, Ms Webster will help the region to grow and change over time.
"Towns like Burekup, Dardanup, Wellington Mill, and Ferguson Valley should receive promised improvements and more services (rubbish collection or tip passes)," she said.
"Council needs to take more care of our rivers and waterways. I support our farming families, voting against the original upgrade of our tip over 20 years ago.
"I would also like to see council become more accountable and open about its decisions."
Visit dardanup.wa.gov.au/find-out-who-stepped-up-for-a-spot-on-council/ for more information about this year's Dardanup Shire Council candidates.