Molong resident Aaron Pearson has announced his intention to run for Cabonne Shire Council at the upcoming local government elections.
Mr Pearson, who has called Molong home since he was 16, said he had felt motivated to throw his hat in the ring after being involved with and also instigating a number of grassroot campaigns.
Most recently this has involved launching a petition against the closure of Molong's Commonwealth Bank.
Other projects he's been lobbing for are: the return of train travel to Molong and for more officers at the local police station.
"I've just always been vocal about local issues [and] always tried to play an active part where I can," he said.
"A lot of these things that I have campaigned for in the past - for example, the employment of additional police and the reinstatement of rail travel - are things I'd like to take into Council with me."
Other issues which were priorities to Mr Pearson were water security and the potential establishment of a Youth Advisory Council.
"I think we need to have an eye to the future... [by] taking on board the views of the youth of the Shire," he explained.
"I'd like to see more businesses come to town and to create more employment opportunities," Mr Pearson added.
"Council needs to do more to pretty much throw open the doors and invite businesses to set up shop in Molong and other areas of Cabonne, as well as encourage people to start their own businesses [and] generate employment [to] boost the local economy.
"I think I could bring a more assertive voice into the chamber [as well as] a more refreshing, modern view to how we approach things."
I could bring a more assertive voice into the chamber.Aaron Pearson
Mr Pearson is the only candidate for Cabonne listed on the NSW Electoral Commission Public Register. Nominations are still open.