Surrey: Today and into the Future
September 13, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
13475 Central Avenue, Surrey
Civic Ballroom B
Join us for lunch and conversation about Surrey's growth and evolution!
The City of Surrey has witnessed explosive growth within the past decade, dramatically changing not only the city itself, but also its role and importance in the region.
This talk will review Surrey’s growth and evolution over the past number of years and how SCDC’s recently adopted strategic plan will ensure that it continues to positively impact this rapidly growing city economically, socially and environmentally.
Michael Heeney, RI, President & CEO of Surrey City Development Corporation (SCDC)
A nationally and internationally recognized city builder, architect and urban strategist with over 30 years experience guiding organizations and leading diverse projects, Michael Heeney joined SCDC as President and CEO in 2017. He came to SCDC from
Bing Thom Architects where he was Managing Principal. For over 28 years with that firm, he led local and international projects, often ones without precedent and in highly complex situations and jurisdictions.
With a long-term and deep commitment to Surrey, some of his project experience prior to SCDC includes Surrey Central City, the City Centre Library, the Guildford Aquatic Centre and most recently the new SFU Surrey Engineering complex. Michael is
passionate about enhancing communities through innovative urban design and architecture and sees the importance of creativity and culture in contributing to the health and vitality of urban centers.
Michael is a Member of both the Architectural Institute of BC and the Real Estate Institute of BC; a Fellow of both the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Real Estate Institute of Canada; and a LEED accredited professional. He holds degrees from the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto.
SCDC is a for-profit real estate development company incorporated in 2007 to assist in realizing and advancing the transformation of the City of Surrey into a more modern, vibrant, sustainable and complete community. Through its real estate development activities, SCDC enables the City to achieve strategic community objectives by optimizing the use and value of city-owned lands and civic facilities and encouraging high quality private-sector development in Surrey.
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