Henry Braun 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 until his retirement in 2003. Braun 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. Braun has 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.
Braun was first elected to serve as a Council Member with the City of Abbotsford in 2011. In November 2014, he was elected to serve his first term as the Mayor of Abbotsford, and in October 2018, he was elected to serve his second term. He 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.