Pam Wells is hoping to bring a cultural and community lens to future projects, if she's elected to council.
Ms Wells is the north ward candidate for the Country Labor team.
The council candidate is a Tubba-Gah woman of the Wiradjuri nation.
She's also a mother of four and grandmother to nine and said her family inspired her to make changes in the world because she wanted them to grow up in a good community.
"I want to run for council to actually be one of those people who stand up and have a voice, and strengthen the community voice... I hope to bring a strong cultural lens to what we do in this community and ensure that we're doing the right things for all of our community, including the Aboriginal community," Ms Wells said.
Traffic management, accessible parks and playgrounds for children and initiatives like the drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility are all areas she is passionate about.
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"Dubbo is my home and I am devoted to keeping this place beautiful, safe and a place where we all want to stay and thrive. Proper traffic management is key to this," Ms Wells said.
"Like most people in Dubbo I am very keen to make sure we deal with our growing traffic problems and better accommodate pedestrians."
The council candidate said she wanted to see more support for young people who were disadvantaged or at-risk of criminal behaviour.
"I am focused on strengthening the community voice, building a future where council takes pride in families and young people, providing safe spaces for not only our little ones but our teenagers too," Ms Wells said.
"A youth centre for west Dubbo is something I am very passionate about. Ensuring north ward also gets its fair share of playgrounds and park facilities will be a key priority for me."
Ms Wells is the head of western NSW operations for children, youth and families with a prominent community services organisation. She said it had given her good insights into the community's social problems and needs.
"I will bring ethics, passion and a community focus to my work at council," Ms Wells said.
The Country Labor team also includes Vicki Etheridge, John Black, Tatum Moore and Helen Swan.
Ms Wells said she enjoyed being on part of the team because she was a consensus-based person and she liked to be a part of a team.
"To me that gives us strength in numbers. We support each other and we've got similar values. I'm happy to be part of this team," she said.
The election will be held on Saturday, September 4. The Dubbo local government area will elect 10 councillors.
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