Mayor & Council
Meet Mayor Doug McCallum and all eight City Councillors.
The mayor and eight councillors make up city council, the governing body of the City of Surrey.
Your Council, Your Community
The mayor and eight councillors make up city council, the governing body of the City of Surrey. The main functions of a municipal council are to look after the current and future economic, social and environmental wellbeing of its community.
"As the elected representatives of the citizens of Surrey, we are delivering not just what we promised to do, but we are acting on what the people have said would be best for their city."
- Mayor Doug McCallum
Statements from Mayor McCallum
Review the latest statements Mayor McCallum has issued to the media.
2021 Mayor Statements
Friday, December 17, 2021 - "For the fourth consecutive year, the average property tax rate is proposed for 2.9%."
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - "The work of the Surrey Police Service has remained focused on the task at hand for a safe and smooth transition."
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - "For a city that is home to close to 600,000 people, rapid transit is long overdue and is of critical need now."
Saturday, August 21, 2021 - "On behalf of Surrey City Council, we send our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families."
Sunday, May 30, 2021 - "The City of Surrey will fly flags at half-mast to remember and honour the 215 children whose remains were discovered at the site of a former Kamloops residential school."
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - " I wholeheartedly support a handgun ban for the City of Surrey and I am directing staff to immediately begin work on a bylaw for Council approval as quickly as possible."
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - "I am now more confident than ever that Surrey is no longer left behind on rapid transit."
2020 Mayor Statements
November 10, 2020 - "This year, celebrations must be approached differently."
October 29, 2020 - "As B.C.’s second largest city, it is important that we bear down to fight the second wave of COVID-19."
October 8, 2020 - "I wholeheartedly welcome and fully support John Horgan and the BC NDP’s promise to fully fund SkyTrain through Surrey all the way to Langley."
October 4, 2020 - "The Surrey Police Service is a done deal and the BC Liberals are playing politics with the public safety of our residents."
September 8, 2020 - "Regardless of where you stand on policing in Surrey, there is no place for racist remarks at any level."
August 14 - "I cannot fathom how the needs of an individual can outweigh the needs of the many."
July 7, 2020 - " I appreciate the concern and well wishes expressed by all."
June 18, 2020: "Surrey is unequivocally strengthened by our diversity."
June 8, 2020 - "Surrey is a city that has been built and strengthened by its diversity."
May 22, 2020 - "Our justice system is broken."
February 27, 2020 - "We have received the final approval required to establish the Surrey Police Board."
February 7, 2020 - "Time to move on."
January 31, 2020 - "My fight is about ensuring fair competition in a highly regulated industry."
January 24, 2020 - "The approval of ride hailing companies does not change my position."
January 10, 2020 - "Our residents need to be told where this prolific sexual predator is residing."
2019 Mayor Statements
November 15, 2019 - "I am deeply concerned that this kind of mob violence is happening."
November 5, 2019 - "One year ago, today, the latest edition of Surrey City Council was sworn in."
October 31, 2019 - "People continue to feel unsafe in our city."
September 30, 2019 - "We need to work as quickly as possible to get SPD officers on the streets."
August 27, 2019 - “I do not support ride-hailing.”
June 18, 2019 - "The information Councillor Locke is providing amounts to fearmongering."
May 24, 2019 - "I am appalled that this sexual predator is being released into the very community that he committed his heinous crimes."
May 22, 2019 - "The report has been delivered to the provincial government for review and approval."
February 25, 2019 - A joint statement from Mayor Kennedy Stewart and Mayor Doug McCallum.
January 31, 2019 - "I am glad and heartened to hear that Constable Josh Harms has been released from hospital."
2018 Mayor Statements
November 9, 2018 - "This latest incident of deadly gun violence further emphasizes the need for the City of Surrey to have its own city police force."
Contact the Mayor's Office
Office of the Mayor
13450 104 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3T 1V8
Office phone: 604-591-4126