Wendy Giles puts hand up to run in this year's Bunbury City Council election

Ready to run: Bunbury resident and educator Wendy Giles is one of 16 candidates in this year's Bunbury City Council election. Photo: Supplied.

Ready to run: Bunbury resident and educator Wendy Giles is one of 16 candidates in this year's Bunbury City Council election. Photo: Supplied.

Over the past 10 years, Bunbury's Wendy Giles has worked tirelessly in a variety of local, community-based positions.

Her professional experience in schools, universities, and other educational settings has given her strong communication, negotiating, research and analytical skills.

Eager to help the city and its ratepayers, the educator has put her hand up to run for council in 2019.

"Rollo May said: 'Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing'," she said.

"Being an effective councillor involves hours of reading and preparation as well as good organisational and interpersonal skills.

"I believe I have the time, experience, and ability to work diligently for the betterment of the city and its people for the next four years."

Mrs Giles would like to see Bunbury grow in all areas, including population, jobs, businesses.

The candidate said the ratepayers' money should be invested "wisely and realistically", and for the benefit of the whole community.

"I would encourage council to use more effective techniques to communicate and discover the direction in which the constituents want the city to go," she said.

"Is it more big buildings? Better maintained parks and gardens? More footpaths? Better tourist facilities? Face-to-face conversations are the best way to find out.

"More opportunities for open discussions at council meetings and briefings would be a good start."