COUNCILLOR Trudy Taylor is vying for a second term in the Queanbeyan City Council after what she considers to be a productive four years.
"Under the leadership of Tim Overall, the current council has achieved more in its four-year term than the previous council did over a number of terms," Cr Taylor said.
"We are now enjoying our new lifestyle precinct, have a high-quality indoor sports complex and are in the process of beautifying the city's entrance and main thoroughfares."
Cr Taylor said she is standing for re-election as she wants to see more council projects see the light of day. "There are a few things, a few projects in the pipeline, I want to see them through," she said.
These projects include further expansion of the Queanbeyan river foreshores and showground, an improved main street and CBD and more facilities to attract young people.
"We need more things for young people and to improve retail. If we have a strong retail sector we have jobs for young people, all people. The Crawford Street Precinct is a step in the right direction."
The 45-year-old said she initially ran for council in 2008 because she was disgruntled with some of council's decisions.
"I used to sit there and think things should be happening but now I understand why things happen so slowly," she said.
"There are so many unseen levels of regulations. It's easy to have a concept or idea but there are multi-level approvals not just on the council but other levels of government so that's why it takes time."
Cr Taylor said being a councilor gave her a sense of community as she worked to represent resident's interests. She has been a member of the Heritage Advisory Committee and the Showground Project Group.
"It's nice to see all the councilors working together, I don't believe in having opposition for opposition's sake. Being part of the council is not about party politics or self-indulgence. It's about considering all options rather than pushing a personal agenda."