Vince LaLonde is Surrey's new city manager.

Vince Lalonde chosen as new Surrey city manager

Current general manager of engineering takes over municipality's top post on Feb. 1, 2014.

Surrey has found a new city manager.

General Manager of Engineering Vincent Lalonde has been named to the top position of Surrey city manager.

It comes after outgoing city manager Murray Dinwoodie announced his retirement in August.

Dinwoodie had been doing the job since 2007. At 58, he said he felt it was time to spend more time with his family.

Watts described Dinwoodie as a phenomenal leader and said that’s what the city would be looking for in a replacement.

The mayor said Wednesday that’s what it got in Lalonde.

“Vince has been with the city a very long time, he’s got excellent leadership skills and the ability to really problem solve and bring people together,” Watts said.

Lalonde has been the general manager of engineering for the last five years. Prior to that, he was manager of drainage and utilities with the City of Surrey.

Lalonde begins the new position Feb. 1, 2014.

Just Posted

Seniors plead to Surrey council ahead of public hearing for 1,000-plus unit development

In June, seniors in the buildings said they felt ‘left in the cold’ as plans for redevelopment materialized

Several people in custody following reports of shots fired into a Surrey home

Police say the incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning

Surrey RCMP asks for public’s help to find missing 15-year-old boy

Prabhjot Singh Gill was last seen Dec. 6 in the area of 140th Street and 66th Avenue

Surrey 37 per cent behind in housing supply projections

Of 18 cities in Metro Vancouver, only City of North Vancouver and Richmond met or exceeded projections

Winning Christmas card art shown at Surrey gallery

Arts Council of Surrey’s annual competition won by Edwin Stephen and Nancy Painter

MAP: Christmas light displays in Surrey and beyond

Send us pictures of your National Lampoon-style lit-up homes, nativity scenes or North Pole playlands

Campbell River mom’s iPhone containing priceless photos stolen from Victoria hospital parkade

The phone contained photos, heartbeat recordings of her late son

Miller nets winner as Canucks edge Sabres 6-5 in OT

Roussel, Leivo tally two apiece for Vancouver

‘Norovirus-like’ outbreak interrupts Bantam hockey showcase in Greater Victoria

Several athletes were sent home, quarantined on the ferry

Strong turnout of volunteers to search for missing senior

Ted Vanderveen disappeared in rural Maple Ridge on Nov. 28

$578: that’s how much your first distracted driving ticket will cost with recent premium hikes

Over 50 per cent of Canadians admitted to using phone while driving last year, according to study

SkyTrain strike to begin Tuesday with ‘full shutdown’, CUPE says

BCRTC president says job action is ‘completely unacceptable’ to use SkyTrain users ‘as leverage’

Kelowna man attempts to steal bait bike from RCMP parking lot

38-year-old Brian Richard Harbison is facing several charges

Owners of hotels on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside fight $1 expropriation in court

Vancouver City Council voted to expropriate the properties for $1 each in November

Most Read