Pitt Meadows election 2014: Bill Dingwall

For Pitt Meadows council.

  • Nov. 12, 2014 7:00 p.m.

For Pitt Meadows council

• Name: Bill Dingwall.

• Residence: 11712 – 193A Street, Pitt Meadows.

• Occupation/education: Retired RCMP, on leave from Sheriff Services, human resources consultant;   Bachelor’s Degree from Simon Fraser University and a Law Degree from the University of Ottawa.

Volunteer work: Cops for Cancer, co-chair of Law Enforcement Run for Special Olympics; hospice and mission relief work, Alabama; minor sports.

• Who do you support for mayor: Thus far, I have met with two of the candidates and indicated my commitment to work with either one for the good of Pitt Meadows and our citizens.

• Who do you support for mayor: n/a



Question: Please provide an example of what you have done that qualifies you for council?

Answer: As a public servant, I proudly served the RCMP and Sheriff Services for nearly 38 years. I have extensive operational, command, management/executive, financial, human resource and leadership experience. As the chief of police for the Ridge Meadows detachment (1998-2002), I worked extensively with both councils.



Q: Who is funding your campaign?

A: Primarily self-funded (save $50, at this stage).



Q: What makes you stand out from other candidates?

A: I am personable and approachable, and will bring a fresh perspective to council.  I have a wealth of  experience, often dealing with complex, financial or sensitive issues. I am committed to a positive and professional working environment with council, staff and citizens we serve.



Q: How do you see your city developing in the next 10 years?

A: I see enhanced partnerships with key stakeholders, ‘wise’ growth that includes business development, diversified taxes and tourism, while maintaining our small. unique sense of community that makes Pitt Meadows so desirable.



Q: What will be your top priority if elected to Pitt Meadows council?

A: I am committed to fostering a positive and professional council environment, working towards a traffic congestion resolution, wise growth and tax diversification that makes sense.