- 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 Sports Advisory Committee
- Chair of the Riverview Lands Advisory Committee
- Director on the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors
- Member of the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Committee
- Member of the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee
Councillor Craig Hodge