Bill Dingwall was elected to the Office of Mayor on October 20, 2018. Mayor Dingwall has enjoyed extensive careers in the public service, including 36 years with the RCMP where he served in a variety of operational roles including four years as the Ridge Meadows Chief of Police. In the last eight years with the RCMP, he held executive leadership roles, rising to the rank of Chief Superintendent. His first term on Pitt Meadows Council began in 2014. Major Dingwall has been actively involved in a variety of volunteer and charitable activities over the years, including Cops for Cancer, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, mission relief renovation work for victims of Hurricane Katrina in Alabama, and participating in the walk for Crossroads Hospice Society. He was also referee-in-chief for Ridge Meadows Hockey Association, refereed hockey, was a member of Rotary and coached hockey and competitive fastball.
Mayor Dingwall has a Bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University, a Law Degree (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Ottawa and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). Mayor Dingwall and his wife Erna attended high school together and have been married 43 years. They first arrived in Pitt Meadows in 1984 and proudly call central Pitt Meadows home. They have two married children (daughter and son) and four grandchildren and are thrilled their families live in Pitt Meadows. His hobbies include “the kids and grandkids”, gardening, camping, golf, carpentry/renovations and enjoying their recently restored 1970 Challenger originally owned in high school.