Five candidates have announced they will be running on a Country Labor ticket in the upcoming council election.
Helen Swan, Josh Black, Pam Wells, Tatum Moore and Vicki Ethridge made the announcement on Friday.
They'll each be standing in one of the Dubbo Regional Council's five wards.
Issues like the city's growing traffic, youth services and initiatives to reduce crime were high on the team's agenda.
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Cr Etheridge is the most experienced of the team. She currently serves on Dubbo Regional Council and has also been a councillor in Warren.
Cr Etheridge, who will stand in the central ward, has big expectations for the Country Labor team.
"We're a team and anything I can do to help these girls, and man, with my past experience as a councillor, I'm there for. I believe we've got a rally good team and a really good cross-section. We're going to make a really big difference," she said.
She's also excited about the diversity the team would bring to council, if they were elected.
"I've always advocated for more women, more Aboriginal women and man and we've got them... We've got a lot of diversity here and a really good cross section of issues," Cr Etheridge said.
The candidate said she was looking forward to finishing projects she had started.
Tatum Moore is hoping to bring diversity to council, and become Dubbo's first Indigenous woman councillor.
She's standing in east ward, where she grew up as a child.
Secondary school teacher an primary producer Josh Black will stand in the south ward. He's calling for the needs of the community as a whole to come before a "small little clique".
Helen Swan is standing in the Wellington ward. Ms Swan has worked in the Wellington region for the past 20 years, including as the chief executive officer of Wellington Information and Neighbourhood Services.
Pam Wells is running in north ward. Ms Wells said she was hoping to bring a "cultural and community lens" to projects undertaken by council.
There is currently one one Country Labor person on council, mayor Stephen Lawrence, however he has announced he will not be standing for re-election.
He gave his full support to the team.
"These are people of real integrity and commitment and connection to the community," Cr Lawrence said.
"I think each of them is going to do extraordinarily well in the election. I think they represent the values, experience and qualifications the community is really looking for in local government."
Profiles on the five Country Labor candidates will be published in the Daily Liberal in the coming week.