Kiewa-Tangambalanga is considered one of the fastest-growing areas of Indigo Shire by resident Peter Croucher, and the former councillor wants to return to his role to have the area better represented.
Mr Croucher was a councillor for eight years and decided not to run again at the 2016 council elections.
One candidate from the area did run, Robert Allsop, but was not elected.
Mr Croucher said when no one from Kiewa-Tangam put their hand up for the 2020 elections, he decided to nominate.
"I'd done eight years, I'd felt I'd had enough, but then we didn't get anyone to take my place, so we've had four years without any representation," he said.
"A mountain sort of divides us off from the rest of the Indigo Shire.
"It's probably one of the biggest growing areas in the Indigo Shire, and we just need some sort of representation here, to be able to say, 'Don't forget about Kiewa-Tangam'.
"I've got no ties, I'm retired, so I thought I'd do it - it's sort of like a last hurrah for me.
"I'd love to see somebody else put their hand up, and for me to sort of mentor them along to take over."
The former Kiewa Valley Primary School teacher said the area had added hundreds of residents in recent years with the development of the Kiewa Valley Estate and this warranted planning.
He believes the take-up of blocks in the estate has been accelerated through the COVID-19 HomeBuilder incentive.
"There's a lot of people coming back - younger ones who have lived in the area before are coming back and making their home here," Mr Croucher said.
"It stayed a little town for quite a while - in these last 18 months, it's really taken off.
"A lot of them commute to Wodonga or Albury to work, and they have this beautiful scenery to come home to.
"[I'd like to look at] the main street of Tangam - how may it change as more and more people come?
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"We might get a supermarket in years to come - we've got a chemist here now.
"A lot of people seem to think we do need one, and it would be handy, I'd use it."
Securing river access through the former North East Catchment Management Authority site in Kiewa purchased by Council is another issue Mr Croucher wants to keep pursuing.
"It would be terrific to have, and that's something I would be pushing for if I'm lucky enough to get back in again," he said.
The Tangambalanga resident is not the only former Indigo Shire councillor seeking to return to council; Emmerick Teissl and Roberta Horne have also put their hat in the ring.