Learn about the structure and function of the Social Infrastructure & Community Investments department.

Department overview

The Social Infrastructure & Community Investments department is made up of teams that support and enhance social infrastructure and contribute to community safety and well-being throughout the City.

Our department includes the following divisions:

Economic Investment Services

The Economic Investment Division is responsible for promoting business development and job creation in the City of Surrey by:

  • Attracting new businesses
  • Supporting businesses in their expansion or relocation to Surrey
  • Providing information on Surrey’s economic and business climate

Visit the Invest Surrey website to learn more.

Director, Economic Investment Services
Stephen Wu
Phone: 604-591-4333

Housing & Social Development

The Housing & Social Development Division is responsible for supporting the development of affordable non-market housing and address priority social and community safety issues in Surrey.

The division supports multi-sector community collaborations and advises internal and external partners on issues related to social development and community safety, as well as housing and homelessness. The division works to develop strong relationships with community partners in the delivery of a variety of programs including SYRP, SAFECHART, and SMART.

Manager, Housing & Social Development
Aileen Murphy

Indigenous & Government Relations

The Indigenous & Government Relations Division is new and currently forming. The division will lead Surrey’s approach to relations with First Nations and our Urban Indigenous citizens as well as relations with other government sectors to support the strategic priorities of Mayor and Council.

Strategic Initiatives & Investments

The Strategic Initiatives & Investments Division leads the development and implementation of City of Surrey capital projects, as well as strategic program initiatives for the department.

Director, Strategic Initiatives & Investments 
Jeff Arason


General Manager
Terry Waterhouse