The City Manager’s Office in municipal government operates much like an executive office in a corporation, overseeing the broad requirements of the organization, with the City Manager as Chief Administrative Officer.
The Deputy City Manager assists with the function of the City Manager’s Office including acting for the City Manager in his absence. The position leads a variety of corporate initiatives and provides support to all departments in their delivery of projects and initiatives, as well as overseeing the City’s legal affairs and bylaw enforcement. The Deputy City Manager also oversees Parks, Recreation, Culture and Facilities as well as Fire/Rescue Services.
Corporate Services supports the effective delivery of City services and programs. This includes coordinating the organization’s annual and long-term planning, managing the City’s internal and external communications, providing information and communications technology, and overseeing the programs and services that support the City’s human resources.
Engineering and Public Works plans, implements and operates the systems that enable the community to use high-quality water for drinking and firefighting, and dispose of sanitary waste, as well as operate drainage and transportation facilities including roads, bridges, street lighting and traffic signal systems, and the corporate fleet.
Finance, Lands and Police is responsible for the City’s financial operations, plans for and manages the City’s land portfolio and real-estate assets, and supports Coquitlam’s policing services delivered through the Coquitlam RCMP detachment.
Coquitlam Fire/Rescue provides a range of emergency response, fire prevention and fire education programs designed to protect lives and property from the adverse effects of fires, sudden medical emergencies, or exposure to dangerous conditions created by people or nature.
The Parks, Recreation, Culture and Facilities Department oversees planning, design, development, renewal and the operation of City facilities, parks and public green spaces, as well as plans and delivers the City’s recreation services, arts and cultural programs.
Planning and Development guides Coquitlam’s growth, working with the public and other stakeholders to ensure development reflects the community’s priorities and meets legislative and safety requirements. The Department also oversees economic development, including Tourism Coquitlam and the Film Office.
The Coquitlam Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) provides policing services to the citizens of Coquitlam. In addition to maintaining community safety, the Coquitlam RCMP provides a variety of services and volunteer programs.