White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin has been elected to serve as Metro Vancouver’s representative on the executive of the Union of B.C. Municipalities.
The Metro board of directors voted Baldwin into the position Friday morning, choosing him over Surrey Coun. Bruce Hayne.
He replaces Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner in the Metro seat on the UBCM executive.
Baldwin was nominated by Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, while Surrey Coun. Barbara Steele nominated Hayne.
Hayne said strong Metro representation at UBCM will be important for the region as issues like transportation and waste management remain prominent.
Besides being re-elected as White Rock’s mayor, Baldwin also has extensive municipal experience as the city’s former chief administrative officer.