Deputy City Manager's Office
The Deputy City Manager assists with the function of the City Manager’s Office including acting for the City Manager in his absence. The position leads a variety of corporate initiatives such as strategic planning and business planning. The Deputy City Manager provides support for departments in their delivery of a variety of projects and initiatives. This position is responsible for a number of City departments and sections including Corporate Planning, Economic Development, Emergency Programs, Fire/Rescue Services, Human Resources and administrative support to the Mayor’s office. The Deputy City Manager is also the City liaison to the RCMP.
The Manager Corporate Planning is responsible for coordinating the Strategic Planning and Business Planning processes, which determine the long and short-term goals and objectives for the organization. An important part of the process includes working with Council, staff and the public to establish the vision, mission and values for the community and City organization. This position also develops the Strategic Plan that serves as a guide for all other long-range planning for the City such as the Financial Plan and the City-wide Official Community Plan.
Included in the Manager of Corporate Planning duties is the development of performance measures for each corporate priority and monitoring progress to achieve Council’s goals and vision for Coquitlam. This position reviews the provision of customer service from an internal and external perspective.
The Manager of Economic Development is responsible for delivering the City of Coquitlam’s Economic Action Plan which focuses on increasing the economic vitality of the City of Coquitlam. The Manager of Economic Development advances these goals collaboratively, marketing the City and working closely with various partners to attract investors and increase employment. The Manager of Economic Development also represents the City of Coquitlam as a Director on the Metro Vancouver Commerce Initiative.
The Emergency Program Manager is responsible for coordinating the emergency planning of all internal and external resources to address any man-made or natural disaster that may occur in the City. Emergency Preparedness includes the preparation and planning to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of its citizens and to provide effective response and recovery as much as possible. This position is also responsible for the effective use of the emergency operations centres, the organization and preparedness of staff and volunteers, and for the promotion of public and corporate emergency preparedness.
Human Resources is responsible for developing and managing corporate programs that impact employees such as: Recruitment and Selection, Labour Relations, Collective Bargaining, Training, Staff Development, Health and Safety, Payroll, Benefits and Job Evaluation.
Deputy City Manager's Office
Deputy City Manager - John DuMont