Manoj Dilwaria, B.Eng., M.Pl. (Transp.), MCIP, RPP, FITE is the Chief Administrative Officer at the City of Thorold. For over 28 years, Manoj has provided leadership, customer focused management and technical expertise to both the public and private sectors within Canada and internationally. Manoj blends a global perspective with local insight, which he has been successfully utilizing in the development and implementation of “custom-made” solutions for the organizations where he serves. He plays an integral role in providing organizational leadership and in the continued development and implementation of the organization’s policies and strategic plan. While leading a wide variety of strategic initiatives, he has effectively dealt with various levels of government, elected officials, agencies, diverse stakeholder groups and members of the public in presenting complex information in a clear and concise manner.
Throughout his career, he has been successful in building effective multi-disciplinary teams through motivating/mentoring staff and creating harmonious work environments, which resulted in the successful completion of numerous programs/initiatives.
Along with OTC, Manoj is also on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers. He is a Registered Professional Planner (Canada), Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (USA/Canada), a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), member of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators and other professional organizations, several of which he actively participates in committees and councils. Additionally, since 2008, Manoj has been on OTC’s Transportation Planning Committee through which he has conducted a number of TIS and EA workshops for OTC members and other professionals