Lizzy George's first job was to take minutes at the Wellington Shire Council meeting.
"I used to just sit through the council meetings and look around the room and think 'wow, none of these people represent the Wellington that I know as a 21-year-old," she said.
"There were a lot of decisions that they'd make and I'd just think 'you guys are keeping us in the past'."
Unfortunately, while she herself wanted to run for council, Ms George was unable to because she worked for the organisation.
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Fast forward to now, and she's taking her shot. Ms George is standing in the Wellington ward at the upcoming Dubbo Regional Council election.
Ms George said councillors had previously joined council with unrealistic expectations and campaigned for things they couldn't deliver. That's why she's not saying she'll deliver a 24-hour police station for Wellington.
"For as long as I can remember that has been people's campaign promise, and the public is like 'yes, that's exactly what we need' and they vote for these candidates. They can't get a 24-hour police station, it's a state government decision," she said.
"It's a lip service and it really grinds my gears."
Instead, Ms George said she was focusing on things she could deliver. She wants competitive lane ropes at Wellington Pool and for hire costs for not-for-profit groups to be revised.
"The eisteddfod has to fundraise and push so hard, and they're all volunteers who have other things going on," she said.
"It's [held at] a council facility. They're bringing something to our community and I think they need to be recognised for that... We don't need to be profiting from our not-for-profits."
Ms George, who is a local business owner, is also pushing for more to be done to promote Wellington as a tourist destination.
"We're a tourist town but we don't act like one. We've got Lake Burrendong, we've got Mount Arthur, we've got the caves... We have all of these attractions but on the weekend as a town, we shut down. And nobody stops because we've shut down," the council candidate said.
The local government elections have been pushed back until December 4.
Residents in the Dubbo local government area will elect 10 candidates, two from each ward.