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Abbotsford Mayor

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Abbotsford Mayor - Abbotsford

Time in Office: Councillor: 2011-2014 Mayor 2014-Present

Marital Status: Married

Spouse: Velma

Children: Three

Phone: 604-853-2281


Henry Braun has been an Abbotsford resident for close to 60 years and was the co-owner, president and CEO of Abbotsford-based Pacific Northern Rail Contractors Corp up until his retirement in 2003. He is president and co-owner of two investment companies, and the owner of Murphy Ridge Farms and Upper Hat Creek Ranch.

Braun has served on the Abbotsford Police Board, the Economic Development Commission of the City of Abbotsford, the Abbotsford Airport Authority Board of Directors, and the board of directors Organized Crime Agency of B.C. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors for Canada Place Corporation.

Braun is also actively involved in his local church, in helping Abbotsford's homeless, and with higher education. In 2008, he received the Order of Abbotsford for his community service.

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Key Stories

Coun. Braun calls for core services review of Abbotsford city hall (Feb. 10, 2012)

Pay increases out of line, according to Abbotsford councillor (Jul. 7, 2012)