SURREY, BC – The Surrey Board of Trade has learned that City of Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner will not be running again for the Fall municipal elections.
“Mayor Hepner has demonstrated a clear understanding and support of those projects and government advocacy initiatives that grows the economy for Surrey,” said CEO Anita Huberman. “We have worked well together over the years of her service for the city, and we know that she supports the business community and the investments they bring to a growing, thriving city.”
Mayor Hepner served first as a senior staff member for Surrey, focusing on economic development. Hepner turned her attention to politics and was elected councillor in 2005. She will have served one term as Mayor.
Mayor Hepner was instrumental in advocating for Surrey’s Light Rail Transit project brought to reality with the final funding put in place recently.
“We thank Mayor Hepner for her many years of service for Surrey. For her support for economic investments in transit and the Innovation Boulevard, for her ongoing support for the Surrey Board of Trade’s work to grow and attract businesses, and for her unstinting generosity of her time for our events and our new Mayor’s Art Awards,” said Huberman. “We wish her well in her desire to spend more time with her family.”
The Surrey Board of Trade is an independent non-profit to advocate for and support the business community in Surrey. SBOT represents over 2,500 business members encompassing over 60,000 employees. As such, it develops working relationships with government representatives to develop or amend policies that impact businesses and grow economic development initiatives.
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