Financial planner George Flack is set to run in this year's City of Greater Bendigo council elections.
"Encouraged by Crs Peter Cox and Lisa Ruffell," Mr Flack said he will nominate for Eppalock Ward.
"I believe it's time for a change and fresh approach for ratepayers," Mr Flack said.
"I'll nominate and leave it to the ratepayers of Eppalock to decide on whether they believe I can provide them with the benefit of my experience to make change happen for their good."
Mr Flack was Citizen of the Year in 2000, and involved with the CFA for 45 years as a volunteer.
With 40 years experience in financial services, he now runs Flack Advisory in Eaglehawk.