An effective councillor is one who can work with everyone.
Good governance is all about team work in local government. You will have your own councillor team, your council staff and CEO and of course your community and all the groups within that community.
Most of the work you do will be with one or all of these teams. Your job will be much more enjoyable, and effective, when you’re working in harmony with your teams and trying to find suitable solutions to sometimes complex problems. Share the trials AND the successes.