2015

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Add Your Voice to Coquitlam’s Advisory Committees and Library Board

by Colleen Smith |

COQUITLAM, BC, October 28, 2015 – Coquitlam City Council invites applications from residents or representatives of organizations operating in the City of Coquitlam to fill vacancies for municipal advisory committees and the Coquitlam Public Library Board.

These are voluntary positions with no remuneration. Selected applicants are provided the opportunity to add their expertise and insight into issues affecting Coquitlam in areas ranging from multiculturalism to accessibility to the environment.

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

Meetings generally take place monthly on a weekday evening. Opportunities will be available beginning in January 2016 to serve, or continue to serve, on the following bodies:

  • Arts & Culture Advisory Committee
  • Joint Family Court and Youth Justice Committee
  • Multiculturalism Advisory Committee
  • Riverview Lands Advisory Committee
  • Sustainability & Environmental Advisory Committee
  • Universal Access-Ability Advisory Committee

Interested applicants are required to submit an application form and résumé.  Application packages and advisory committee terms of reference are available at coquitlam.ca/committees or can be picked up at Coquitlam City Hall, City Clerk’s Office, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC.

Deadline for Advisory Committees application is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

Library Board
For the Library Board, citizens who have had some level of community involvement and a general interest in this field are encouraged to apply.

The term of appointment is two years for a voluntary position with no remuneration. The Coquitlam Public Library Board is established pursuant to the Library Act and is responsible for public library services in Coquitlam.

Interested applicants are required to submit an application form and résumé. The deadline for applications for the Library Board is 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 13, 2015.

Please note that the Library has an information session for prospective Board Members on the following date:

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015
Time:  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location:  City Centre Board Room – City Centre Branch, 1169 Pinetree Way

For further information about serving on the Coquitlam Public Library Board, please contact Todd Gnissios, Library Director, at 604-937-4132.

For more information on these committees, and other volunteer opportunities, please visit coquitlam.ca/committees , email committeeclerk@coquitlam.ca or call 604-927-3903.

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Media contact:
Marnie Burnham
Deputy City Clerk
604-927-3016