07/06/2015 06:11 EDT | Updated 07/06/2016 05:59 EDT

Mayor of Steinbach new president of Association of Manitoba Municipalities

STEINBACH, Man. - The Association of Manitoba Municipalities has a new president.

Chris Goertzen, mayor of the city of Steinbach, has assumed the role after Doug Dobrowolski announced his resignation today.

Dobrowolski is resigning to pursue a Progressive Conservative nomination in the provincial riding of Dawson Trail.

He is the longest-serving president of the association, first elected in 2008.