Committees & Boards
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.
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:
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 Finace 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 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 a number of 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 Coqutilam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. These include:
Interested in Volunteering on a Board or Committee?
The City is currently seeking volunteers to serve on the Coquitlam Evergreen Line Public Art Task Force, an advisory body mandated with providing advice and acting as a resource to Council on the public art process for the Evergreen Line public art opportunities.
Coquitlam City Council invites applications from residents who have demonstrated leadership within the arts, culture or heritage community, within a neighbourhood interest group and/or who reside in close proximity to the Evergreen Line and have a demonstrated interest in public art. All members must be committed to working in a collaborative manner for the creation of public art along the Evergreen Line. The term of appointment will be as long as necessary to complete the installation of the Evergreen Line public art pieces (approximately 3 years).
Interested applicants are required to submit an Application Form accompanied by a one page covering letter with a resume highlighting occupation, history of community involvement, other relevant history, technical or special expertise, and reasons for seeking appointment.
Deadline for submission of applications is 5:00 p.m. - May 29, 2013.
Further information related to becoming a Committee member can be obtained by contacting the City Clerk's Office
City Clerks Office