The field for the Corangamite Shire Council by-election continues to grow with an experienced council officer throwing her hat into the ring.
Camperdown's Catherine O'Flynn has entered the June by-election race, which was triggered after the death of sitting councillor Wayne Oakes.
She joins Camperdown's Michael Emerson and Noorat's Geraldine Conheady as candidates for the by-election.
A full scale Corangamite Shire Council election will take place in October.
Mrs O'Flynn, who worked as an employee at Corangamite Shire Council for 27 years, said she had a vision for the community.
"After 40 years living in and throwing myself into our local community, I understand and love this place," Mrs O'Flynn said.
"I know I'm experienced and reliable enough to deliver the changes that it needs."
Mrs O'Flynn pointed to strong leadership being needed during and in the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
"I know what we need to do to rebuild people and support local organisations," she said.
"I'm not afraid to ask the hard questions. We need someone who is reliable and will deliver the services we need."