Independent candidate Joel Everett says he will stand again for this year's local government elections.
Mr Everett said he would be better prepared for a tilt at winning a seat at Orange City Council after attending a prospective councillor information session last week.
Another session is to be held on Saturday May 2 from 9am to noon.
Mr Everett said he was undecided whether he would stand alone or as part of a ticket for the September 12 poll.
"I'd like to be able to put together a group," he said.
Mr Everett said the information session had been of value ahead of his campaign.
"I think I've got a lot out of it. It's the first one I've ever been to," he said.
Mr Everett said he had gained a range of information on how much time was needed to be a councillor as well as the rules.
"Just little bits like making sure on the donations side of things, making sure everything's registered properly," he said.
Mr Everett said he would recommend any other prospective candidates should attend the next session.
I think I've got a lot out of it. It's the first one I've ever been to.Joel Everett, council candidate
"I think so. I think it would be good for getting more of an input into what's required," he said.
"It's a good stepping stone."
Orange mayor Reg Kidd, who said he could not attend the meeting because he was in Sydney, said the sessions were valuable for people to learn what was required.
"Most definitely. It is a good opportunity to ask what the commitments are," he said.
Cr Kidd said being a councillor went "well beyond two meetings a month, they're the showcase.
"If you want to be a good councillor and be involved you need to get time to read because the business papers are quite extensive.
"You are making decisions on multi-million dollar facilities that affect the city."
He said councillors should be on some of council's 32 advisory committees. "I'm on 14," he said. Cr Kidd said his role was mayor was full time.
"Council should have representation at every event council is invited to," he said.
Cr Kidd said councillors needed to be available when the public wanted to talk.
"You have been elected to represent the community," he said. Cr Kidd said on Saturday he attended four events and was also at the Orange Running Festival on Sunday.
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