A FAMILIAR face in the City of Bunbury will re contest as a councillor and mayor at the 2021 local government elections.
Michelle Steck has almost 18 years of local government experience behind her, with 14 of those years spent as a City of Bunbury councillor and four years as a Shire of Collie councillor.
Ms Steck has been a part of a generous handful of local committees and has a sales and marketing, property sales and development background.
Highly passionate about local government, Ms Steck said the right mayor needed to respect both the community and it's councillors in order to grow the city in the right direction.
"Out of all the current councillors I am the only one with the greatest knowledge of both the town planning scheme and corporate knowledge.
"I am a strong negotiator and can achieve far more funding and investment outcomes," Ms Steck said.
If nominated, Ms Steck would like the suburbs of Bunbury cleaned up to ensure the city looked like it was 'going places'.
"We also need to change the town planning scheme to support development, business, job growth and training," Ms Steck said.
"Urgent upgrades to the Graham Bricknell Music Shell is also needed in order to create more family friendly events."
According to Ms Steck, the one thing lacking in the city was the beach front areas which Ms Steck said could be 'creatively activated' for better use for the community.
"Also activating more of the beach with an annual semi-permanent floating obstacle course with platforms, slides and swimming lanes during the peak seasons at Koombana beach. This is friendly ecotourism at low cost complimenting the beach front."
On Ms Steck's day off, she can be found at the beach, walking or swimming.
The other councilor candidates are Mark Chadwick, Tresslyn Smith, Ben Andrew, Karen Steele,Marina Quain, Matt Foreman, Daniel Singleton, Dave Chandler, Wayne Chatillon, Jaysen De San Miguel, Dr Parthasarathy Ramesh and Gabi Ghasseb.