Mission Coun. Ken Herar (right), along with Abbotsford Coun. Patricia Ross (left) have been elected to the Lower Mainland Local Government Association. / Submitted Photo

Mission Coun. Ken Herar (right), along with Abbotsford Coun. Patricia Ross (left) have been elected to the Lower Mainland Local Government Association. / Submitted Photo

Herar elected to Lower Mainland Local Government Association

He’s the first local polition to serve as a director since former Mayor James Atebe in 2010

Mission Coun. Ken Herar has been elected as one of three directors at large for the Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA).

The LMLGA, which includes 30 local governments from Pemberton to Hope, is one of five area associations of the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM).

Herar was elected while attending the LMLGA’s annual convention, held in Whistler from May 4-6th. Herar represented the City of Mission at the convention, along with Mayor Paul Horn and Coun. Danny Plecas.

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to be a part of this board with the support from colleagues of various regions. I’m enlivened to learn and to be a strong voice for the region, which includes our local community,” said Herar.

“It has been more than a decade since our city had a voice at the table which brings excitement to see Mission participate once again.”

Former Mayor James Atebe was the last elected Mission official to serve on the LMLGA board, back in 2010.

Abbotsford Coun. Patricia Ross will serve as President.