Henry Braun

Mayor Henry Braun
Current Appointments
  • Chair, Abbotsford Police Board
  • Chair, Abbotsford Airport Authority
  • Joint Shared Services Committee (Abbotsford/Mission)

Henry has been an Abbotsford resident for practically his entire life and was the co-owner, president and CEO of Abbotsford-based Pacific Northern Rail Contractors Corp until his retirement in 2003. Henry was also involved with companies that developed and owned commercial, industrial and residential income-producing real estate properties. As a long-time Abbotsford businessman, he is enjoying the opportunity to put his years of business experience to work for the City of Abbotsford and its residents.

Henry was first elected to serve as a Council Member with the City of Abbotsford in 2011. In November 2014, Henry was elected to serve his first term as the Mayor of Abbotsford, and in October 2018, he was elected to serve his second term as Mayor.

Henry is a champion for the City of Abbotsford. He is a strategic thinker and exemplifies this as Mayor with a deliberate plan focusing on Abbotsford as the Hub of the Fraser Valley, composed of four integral cornerstones: vibrant economy, fiscal discipline, organizational alignment and complete community.

Henry is proud of his own community of family members that includes Velma, his wife for 50 years, their three children, and their seven amazing grandchildren. His family is his inspiration for making sure Abbotsford remains a wonderful place in which to grow up and grow old, well into the future.

Committees and Community Groups

Henry understands that great communities don’t happen without involvement, and has served on the Abbotsford Police Board, the Economic Development Commission of the City of Abbotsford, the Abbotsford Airport Authority Board of Directors, the Trinity Western University School of Business Advisory Board, the Organized Crime Agency of B.C. Board of Directors, as well the Canada Place Corporation Board of Directors.