The City Manager’s Office in municipal government operates much like an executive office in a corporation, with the City Manager as Chief Administrative Officer. Key responsibilities include:
Overseeing the broad requirements of the organization
Providing advice to Council and executing its decisions
Working with the Deputy City Manager and all departments to ensure effective and efficient delivery of City services
The City Manager’s Office also oversees the City Clerk’s Office, which includes the Coquitlam Archives.
City Clerk’s Office
The City Clerk’s Office is a key communications link between City Council, staff and the community. Key responsibilities include:
Preparing agendas and minutes for Council and Committee meetings
Managing corporate records, including City bylaws
Providing administrative support to Council and its Committees
Conducting local government elections
The City Clerk’s Office also includes the City Archives which preserves and makes accessible the records of enduring value of the City of Coquitlam and its predecessor administrative bodies, as well as records of businesses, organizations and private individuals that are deemed worthy of long-term preservation.