The association plans the annual boat show, among other initiatives, including an Abandoned Boats Program, BC’s Top Boating Destination and Safe Boating Week. The organization involves 320 member companies.
Hayne succeeds Lisa Geddes, who has held the position since June of 2014.
Hayne, first elected to Surrey City Council in 2011, split from the Surrey First civic party in 2018 to run as mayor under the Surrey Integrity Now banner. That fall, he lost the election to current mayor Doug McCallum.