There's a new face at the Board table for the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM).

Darren Steinley a councillor from the RM of Excelsior #166 has replaced Larry Grant as the Division 3 Director.

Grant has been a Director for SARM at the board level for the past nine years. He is also Reeve of the RM of Val Marie and has served as an RM councillor for 27 years.

SARM President Ray Orb says Grant has been a real asset to the Board of Directors over the years.

"He was very well informed on Species at Risk and agriculture issues. He was a very strong proponent of the province and really looked at the assistance programs for livestock producers. Especially in the last number of years when we were facing real drought conditions, especially in the Southwest.  So he has been a good Director for our rRM representatives and also for the agriculture producers in those areas."

Orb says he's also looking forward to working with Darren Steinley at the board level.

"He has been involved with the Resolutions committee at SARM. So he's been involved there and I think he's done a very good job on that committee. I think he's fairly well known to his Division and the delegates. You know, he'll be an asset to SARM."