Sandusky City Schools Board of Education member Julie Farrar will run for a city commission seat in November.
Farrar was born and raised in Sandusky and said she wants to get the city back to the thriving downtown it used to be.
One of her biggest concerns is continuing some of City Manager Mike Will's development goals.
"I've been watching and keeping abreast of what's going on in the city. I am very open to the economic development that Mike Will was working toward," Farrar said. "I feel like I can contribute to the economic development that is needed."
Farrar is also concerned about the current commission's cohesiveness.
"From the outside looking in, I don't feel that the current commission is united. Not that I'm going to come in and make everyone united and be best friends, but communication is the best thing," she said. "I feel like the school board has given me very good lessons at how to get along and work as a team."
Farrar said she hasn't hammered out her official platform yet, but she still has time before she starts campaigning in June.
In addition to being a school board member, Farrar works as an activity therapist at Ohio Veterans Home and is a member of Citizens for Sandusky's Future.
"I feel like I represent all the working moms in this area that are just trying to do the best for their community," she said.