Linda Hepner sworn in as Mayor of Surrey

Linda Hepner All photos by Chandra Bodalia
Linda Hepner
All photos by Chandra Bodalia

LINDA Hepner was sworn in as the Mayor of Surrey at the inaugural Council meeting in Council Chambers at Surrey City Hall Monday evening in front of an audience of 400 people.

“I am honoured to be given the opportunity and responsibility to be the next mayor of this great city of ours,” said Hepner. “I look forward in continuing the legacy of good work by our previous Mayor Dianne Watts. With a strong combination of experienced and newly elected councillors on my team, we are eager to get to work on behalf of all the people of Surrey.”

Hepner with the newly elected Councillors

Hepner has had a 20-year history working at the City of Surrey, including a stint as the manager of the City’s Economic Development Office. In 2005, she was elected to Council and served three terms as Councillor before winning the mayor’s chair in last month’s civic election.

Hepner and Dianne Watts
Hepner and Dianne Watts

At the meeting, the following City of Surrey representatives were appointed to the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors:

  • Mayor Linda Hepner
  • Councillor Judy Villeneuve
  • Councillor Barbara Steele
  • Councillor Bruce Hayne
  • Councillor Mary Martin
  • Councillor Tom Gill appointed as alternate for Hepner