Councillor Craig Hodge

Councillor Craig Hodge
  • Craig Hodge moved to Coquitlam 46 years ago when he was eight years old.
  • He and his wife, Darla Furlani, are raising their three young boys Robbie, and twins Brandon and Dawson in  Northeast Coquitlam.
  • Craig began his career as a photojournalist in 1974 in Coquitlam at the Columbian Daily Newspaper and, when it went out of business in 1984, he helped to start The Tri-City News, where he worked until his retirement in June 2011.
  • In his 36-year career, Craig’s achievements were recognized with 42 international, national, and provincial journalism awards.
  • For three decades, Craig has been an active volunteer and leader in this community.
  • In the community, Craig has:
    • helped research and author Coquitlam’s first history book “Coquitlam 100 Years”
    • participated on the BC Summer Games committee, in 1991
    • worked on the first Riverview Hospital Task Force as a provincial appointee, in 1995
    • served as president of the Tri-Cities’ Chamber of Commerce
    • elected three times to the B.C. Chamber of Commerce board serving a total of six years
    • member of the city’s economic development, and traffic and safety advisory committees 
    • chair of the city’s traffic calming committee
    • served as a  board member of the Coquitlam Foundation
    • was a past president of the Coquitlam Heritage Society
  • Craig runs a Scout troop on Burke Mountain and coaches U-12 soccer and ball hockey.
  • Currently, Craig is:
    • Chair of the Sport Council
    • Chair of the Riverview Lands Advisory Committee
    • Chair of the Maillardville Commercial and Cultural Revitalization Advisory Committee
    • Vice Chair of the City/School Board Liaison Committee
    • Alternate to the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors
    • Member of the Intermunicipal Business Licence Working Group
    • Member of the Metro Vancouver Environment and Parks Committee

Councillor Craig Hodge
Email: chodge@coquitlam.ca
Cell:
604-657-7309