Capalaba resident Allison Wicks will stand in the Redland City Council elections next March

A Capalaba woman says she will make the needs of her neighbours a priority if she is elected for council.

Redland Community Centre chief executive Allison Wicks will run for the division 9 seat next March.

Ms Wicks said she would use her role supporting families in need to bring a balanced approach to business and community.

Allison Wicks said she would make Capalaba residents' needs a priority if elected for Redland City Council next March.

Allison Wicks said she would make Capalaba residents' needs a priority if elected for Redland City Council next March.

She said she looked forward to working with all levels of government to turn Capalaba into a great place to live and work.

Ms Wicks has a master of business degree, along with a diploma in community services. She is a justice of the peace and is studying law.

"In a council struggling with development, trees and koalas, too often it is the people who get forgotten," she said.

"Just like my career of caring for vulnerable families, I will make the needs of every single Capalaba resident my sole priority."

Redland Community Centre board member Wayne Tynan said few people knew Capalaba like Ms Wicks.

"Allison is a community innovator, with a business mind, which she uses constantly to generate incredible outcomes," Mr Tynan said.

"Her proven negotiation skills will continue to serve Capalaba in her role as a division 9 councillor."

Ms Wicks will go up against Adelia Berridge, who announced her campaign last month.

Nurse Irene Henley will contest the divison 2 seat, which takes in Cleveland and North Stradbroke Island, and the proposed Toondah Harbour development.

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