"It’s the consistent message in Barre that we are on the right track and we need to keep moving forward in that direction," Herring, 38, said in a phone interview. "It's time to come back together and get the work done."
Herring, an IT director for the Vermont Department of Corrections, served seven years on the council.
Among Herring's proposed initiatives was to redevelop Merchants Row, a downtown strip with some empty storefronts, and to connect segments of the city's bike path. He also supports a proposed $30 million downtown development, Park Center, which was proposed by Lauzon and other developers.