Candidate Robyn Coleman is hitting the streets ahead of next week's Harvey Shire Council election.
Raised in Perth, Mrs Coleman regularly visited Yarloop as a young teenager, learning valuable bush and life skills during those years.
A Rotarian of 20 years and a past District Governor, Mrs Coleman has been involved in many local community events and causes.
Over the past 14 years, she and her partner, Steve, have regularly visited Australind, Harvey, Yarloop, and Bunbury to see family or travel with the Austin 7 Club.
Mr Coleman was involved in the development of the Bunbury Flagpole about 15 years ago.
"We are a blended family with three beautiful granddaughters, two of which have special needs," Mrs Coleman said.
"Loving the lifestyle of Harvey, we purchased a historic homestead in 2016 to bring it back to life with sensitivity and respect, and share it with the general public.
"We host car and motorcycle events, as well as weddings and private functions."
Taking many community members' suggestions into account, Mrs Coleman recently decided to run for council.
"With a strong community, governance, and communications background, I would like to see better feedback to ratepayers about how and why decisions are made," she said.
"Local employment, families grappling with drug problems, and financial accountability are some of the issues that our ratepayers want addressed, as well as the large infrastructure projects.
"I would like to be part of a more dynamic team that represents, and communicates with, ratepayers throughout the shire about the issues that matter to them."
Residents can cast their votes any time between now and 6pm on Saturday, October 19.
The results are expected to be released later that evening.