Murray Dinwoodie retired as the City Manager of the City of Surrey in 2014, having been in that position for 8 years. Prior to holding the City Manager position, Mr. Dinwoodie held the position of General Manager, Planning and Development for the City of Surrey from 1998 to 2006. Under his leadership, the City of Surrey grew from a population of just over 300,000 in 1998 to a City of over a half a million people by 2014. In the position of City Manager, Mr. Dinwoodie was responsible for overseeing the delivery of municipal services to the City's residents and businesses by over 4000 employees. Mr. Dinwoodie has served in local government for over 30 years.
Mr. Dinwoodie served as a director on the Board of the Surrey City Development Corporation, was a founding member of the Surrey Housing and Homelessness Society, and was a member of the Advisory Council of the Sophie's Place Child Advocacy Centre. He was also a member of the Simon Fraser University Surrey President's Advisory Council from 2006 to 2014. During his 8 years as City Manager, Mr. Dinwoodie also sat as a member of the Metro Vancouver Regional Administrators Advisory Committee, which addresses pan-Regional issues and opportunities.
Mr. Dinwoodie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and Master of Business Administration degree both from the University of Manitoba and is a registered Professional Engineer.