Mayor Richard Stewart

  • Oct. 8, 2020 - Thanksgiving long weekend [Text] [Video]
  • Oct. 2, 2020 - Be Kind, Be Safe [Text] [Video]
  • Sept. 25, 2020 - Supporting Arts, Culture and Non-Profits [Text] [Video
  • Sept. 3, 2020 - Be Kind, Wear a Mask [Text] [Video
  • July 30 - Preparing for the Long Weekend [Text] [Video
  • July 10 - 75 Days of Summer in Coquitlam [Text] [Video]
  • June 24 - Canada Day [Text] [Video
  • June 19 - Grad Week - Class of 2020  [Text] [Video]
  • June 11 - Coquitlam's Gradual and Modified Reopening [Text] [Video]
  • June 5 - Celebrating Seniors' Week [Text] [Video
  • May 29 - Supporting Local Businesses [Text] [Video]
  • May 22 - Celebrating Our Grads  [Text] [Video]
  • May 14 - Preparing for the Long Weekend [Text] [Video
  • May 7 - Marking Mental Health Week [Text] [Video
  • April 29 - Celebrating Youth Week in Our Community [Text] [Video]
  • April 16 – Care, Compassion, Connection and Community [Text] [Video]
  • April 9 – We need to stay in lock-step with our Provincial Health Officer [Text] [Video]
  • April 9 – Open Letter to the Community from City Council [Text]
  • April 2 – Support Coquitlam businesses [Text] [Video]
  • March 26 – Thanks to everyone doing their part during this health crisis [Text] [Video]
  • March 20 - A Message From The Mayor [Text] 

Open Letter from Council to the Community – May 6, 2020

We would like to sincerely thank those in the community who continue to physically distance, support others or work on the front lines. You are making a difference in our collective recovery.

Over the past several weeks, the City also has been looking ahead to what we can do to support the community’s recovery, not only right now but in the months and years to come. We want to ensure that our efforts provide targeted and meaningful support to those most in need. For the short-term, we’re offering some financial relief to property owners by delaying utility and tax payment deadlines, among other measures. For the long-term, we’re investigating how best to support a broad cross-section of the community with a preliminary $5-million investment in our new Community Support and Recovery Plan (CSRP). Read the full letter here.

See also: Open Letter from Council to the Community – April 9, 2020. Read full letter here.

More About Mayor Stewart

  • Richard was elected to Coquitlam City Council in 2005
  • He is bilingual (English and French)
  • Richard has lived all his life in Coquitlam
  • He was married in 1983 to Anna Rosa; they have four children
  • Richard has served his community in the provincial government as MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville 2001 to 2005; appointed MLA Responsible for Francophone Affairs, member of the Government Caucus Committee on the Economy, and Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Education.
  • He has extensive experience as a community volunteer in a large number of social, service, environmental, business and community organizations, including:
    • Coquitlam Rotary Club
    • Knights of Columbus
    • Maillardville Lions Club
    • Société Maillardville Uni and Société Biculturelle de Maillardville
    • Local school Parent Advisory Committees
    • Executive, School District 43 Parent Advisory Committee
    • A longstanding member of the Coquitlam Chamber of Commerce
  • Formerly, Richard has been:
    • President of the Canadian Home Builders Association of B.C
    • Chair of the National Housing Economic Research Council
    • Publisher of a successful housing industry trade magazine
    • Member of the BC Minister’s Advisory Council on Affordable Housing
    • Member of National and BC Building Code Committees
    • Member of the National Research Council Canada’s Standing Committee on Housing
  • At the local government level, Richard has volunteered on the City of Coquitlam Economic Development Committees, on a local Advisory Design Panel, on Housing Committees, and as a Trustee on the Coquitlam Public Library Board.
  • Richard is a writer, and operates his own government relations and communications business.
  • Formerly, Richard served as the Chair of the Disability Issues Advisory Committee, Chair of the Liveable Communities Advisory Committee, Chair of the Parcel Tax Review Panel, Chair of the City/School Board Liaison Committee, and Member of the Metro Vancouver Regional Planning Committee.
  • Currently, Richard is:
    • Director on the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors
    • Chair of the Metro Vancouver Liquid Waste Committee
    • Member of the Metro Vancouver Mayor’s Committee
    • Member of the Metro Vancouver Regional Planning Committee
    • Member of the Metro Vancouver Finance and Intergovernment Committee
    • Member of the TransLink Mayors’ Council
    • The Mayor is an ex-officio member of all City of Coquitlam Committees