Sixteen candidates, including Amanda Yip, will contest the six Bunbury City Council seats up for grabs later this month.
Ms Yip currently serves on the boards of the Dolphin Discovery Centre, the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, and the city's International Relations Committee.
She also spearheads the annual Bunbury Chinese New Year Festival.
"People say Bunbury is 'cliquey', but I say Bunbury is made up of thousands of small networks. Once you find a place in one of these networks, you become part of this community," she said.
"I want our networks to connect together more to make things happen; to put the ideas people with the details people, industry strategists with community groups, youth activists with passionate youth advocates.
"Money is thin on the ground, but if we all look deep into our networks and find ways to partner up, we can still get many projects off the ground."
If elected, Ms Yip will strive to bring some new ideas to the table.
"Focusing on the assets we have (and not what we don't have), I will bring a new way of thinking to council that will have far-reaching economic and community value into the future," she said.
"We can prosper with the industry and development currently going on in our backyard. We can thrive when the world economy says no one can.
"Are you ready to try a new approach? Will you work with me to change the face of our community and the fortunes of our people?"
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