Deputy City Manager's Office

The Deputy City Manager is the second-in-command, acting for the City Manager in his absence. Other key responsibilities include: 

  • Leading a variety of corporate-wide initiatives
  • Providing support to all departments in their delivery of projects and initiatives 
  • Assisting with the function of the City Manager’s Office 

The Deputy City Manager’s office includes the Legal Services and Bylaw Enforcement, and oversees Fire/Rescue Services and the Parks, Recreation, Culture and Facilities Department. 

Bylaw Enforcement

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Managing bylaw enforcement and business licensing 
  • Operating Coquitlam’s Animal Shelter and animal-care services
  • Preparing the City to effectively safeguard citizens, respond to and recover from major emergencies and natural disasters, with the Division Director serving as the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) Director

Economic Development

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop, manage and implement a variety of Economic Development strategic initiatives in an effort to promote, attract and grow the local business community
  • Market the competitive advantage of the City and its businesses and attracting investors, tourists and film productions
  • Support the City’s Business LinQ program to support, expand and retain new and existing businesses
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders such as provincial/federal government agencies, international trade offices, real estate firms, industry associations and others