The Halifax South Downtown councillor has been named deputy mayor for Halifax Regional Municipality.
Waye Mason has represented District 7 since first being elected in October 2012. He has served on many municipal committees, boards, and commissions, and is also the vice-president of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities.
"I’m proud of our work these last five years to build Regional Council by supporting a culture of respect and collegiality. We’ve also worked hard to make sure all councillor concerns are heard in chambers," Mason said.
"Nothing gives me more satisfaction than helping us reach a common understanding, and if we don’t all agree, making sure we’ve had a good debate and explored the alternatives before making our decision."
Mason takes over the 12 month position from Lower Sackville councillor Steve Craig.