Surrey City Council Names Vincent Lalonde Next City Manager

Surrey’s General Manager of Engineering, Vincent Lalonde, will become Surrey’s City Manager effective February 1, 2014, the day after current City Manager, Murray Dinwoodie, retires from the position.

“On behalf of City Council, I am very pleased to announce that the City of Surrey has appointed Vincent Lalonde as our next City Manager. We conducted an extensive Canada-wide search and interviewed a number of strong candidates. Vincent was the Council’s unanimous choice,” said Mayor Dianne Watts, noting that Mr. Lalonde has a significant background in local government having held a series of progressively more responsible positions with the City of Surrey over the last 16 years.

Mr. Lalonde has been the City’s General Manager of Engineering for the last five years and has a strong background in, and understanding of, municipal government operations.

“Vincent will serve the City and the citizens of Surrey well in the years to come,” said Mayor Watts. “He is a proven leader with a firm grasp of business, a deep understanding of the issues affecting Surrey, and a commitment to continuing to enhance our City as a great place to live for all our residents. It is with great pleasure that I make this announcement on behalf of my colleagues on Council.”

Current City Manager, Murray Dinwoodie, is retiring from his position after almost eight years serving as City Manager, and 16 years working for the City of Surrey.