Committees & Boards

Advisory Committees

Advisory Committees are created to provide information, well considered advice, and recommendations for consideration by Council and staff on specific issues of civic concern. Advisory Committees and Task Forces are made up of citizen representatives and one or two Council members appointed by Council.

Information regarding Committee mandates, membership and meeting schedules can be found in the following links:

Advisory Committee Success Stories

Thank you to the Coquitlam River Aggregate Committee, the Maillardville Commercial and Cultural Revitalization Advisory Committee, and the Joint Family Court/Youth Justice Committee for successfully completing their respectful mandates this past year.​

Committee Structure

Most Council Committees are chaired by Councillors with additional Councillors serving as Vice-Chair and/or members of the Committee. The membership of some Committees (Standing Committees) are made up of only Council members, while others have both Council members and citizen and/or organization representatives. The Mayor is an ex-officio member of all Committees.

Standing Committees

Standing Committees are committees of Council members appointed by the Mayor. Standing Committees provide a more informal forum in which Council can meet as a whole to receive information from members of the public and staff and address high level strategic and budget policy decisions. In addition to Council-in-Committee, the Mayor has established a Finance Standing Committee and Strategic Priorities Standing Committee to address high level strategic budget and policy decisions.

Any decisions made in Council-in-Committee meetings that require Council approval are normally considered at the Regular Council Meeting the following week (or in two weeks time, dependent on the schedule).

Statutory Committees

Statutory Committees and Boards are created and regulated through provincial and/or federal legislation and have a unique function within the Municipal framework. Statutory Committee membership is determined by the Committee or Board’s enabling legislation.

Information regarding Committee/Board mandates, membership and meeting schedules can be found in the following links:

Tri Cities Rotating Committees & Task Forces

There are select Committees which are comprised of representatives from the Tri Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra) and for which the administration is shared on a rotating basis between the Cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. These include:

  • The Tri-Cities Healthier Communities Partnership
  • The Tri-Cities Homelessness and Housing Task Group

Interested in Volunteering on a Board or Committee?

The City recruits to fill positions on advisory and statutory committees and boards on an annual basis (typically in the fall) or when a vacancy arises. The City advertises vacancies on the City's website and social media channels, as well as in the local paper, inviting residents to submit an application form along with a résumé by a specific deadline.

If you are interested in volunteering your time and expertise, in an unpaid capacity, on any of the City's advisory or statutory committees and boards, you should check back regularly to learn about available opportunities.

Further information related to becoming a Committee member can be obtained by contacting the City Clerk's office at 604-927-3010 or via email at committeeclerk@coquitlam.ca.

City Clerk's Office

Phone: 604-927-3010
Fax: 604-927-3015
Email: clerks@coquitlam.ca