From left to right: Cllr. Dennis Marsden, Cllr. Steve Kim, Cllr. Teri Towner, Cllr. Craig Hodge, Mayor Richard Stewart, Cllr. Bonita Zarrillo*, Cllr. Trish Mandewo, Cllr. Chris Wilson, Cllr. Brent Asmundson.
*Councillor Zarrillo was elected as a Member of Parliament on the Sept. 20, 2021 Federal Government Election, and resigned Oct. 1, 2021.
How to stay informed on Council Meetings:
To make a written submission to Council or Committee about a matter on a meeting agenda or within the jurisdiction of the City, email your letter or comments to Mayor and City Council or fax to 604-927-3015. Your letter must be signed and include your name and address. Please note that, in most instances, written and email correspondence addressed to Mayor and Council become public documents once received by the City.
For updates on the City’s response to COVID-19, visit the Updates on Coronavirus page.
These meetings are open to the public; however, members of the public who want to address Council (usually referred to as "delegations") are not heard at Regular Council meetings. With some exceptions, requests to speak to an item of business will be referred to Council-in-Committee.
Regular Council Meetings are streamed live online and accessible through the City’s website.
Open to the public, these less formal meetings of Council provide a forum in which Council receives delegations from the public as well as presentations from staff on items requiring more in-depth explanation, discussion and Council feedback.
Council-in-Committee Meetings are streamed live online and accessible through the City’s website.
In-Camera Meetings are "closed" meetings held in the absence of the public. Council is only authorized to hold in-camera meetings under the circumstances set out in Section 90 of the Community Charter. Closed meetings are held to discuss and make decision on matters pertaining to:
In-Camera Meetings are generally held in the afternoon immediately following Council-in-Committee Meetings.
Public Hearings are held in order for local residents to provide input that will assist Council in the decision making process related to applications for change to an Official Community Plan or Zoning Bylaw. Public Hearings are generally held on the 4th Monday of each month in the Council Chambers at Coquitlam City Hall and are immediately followed by a Regular Council Meeting at which Council will give consideration to items on the Public Hearing Agenda, as well to any other items brought before Council at that time.
Current Council Meeting, Public Hearing and Council-in-Committee meeting agendas are available by 5 pm the Friday prior to a scheduled Meeting(s).
Copies of the agenda cover pages are also provided at the meeting place prior to the start of the meeting. Full Agenda packages can be requested from the City Clerks Office, though a fee may be charged.
Minutes of Regular Council meetings, Public Hearings and Standing Committee meetings are available to the public following their adoption or receipt at the next Regular Council Meeting.
Comprised of the Mayor and eight Councillors, Coquitlam City Council was elected on October 20, 2018. Council members serve a four year term and each member represents the City at large. The next General Local Election will take place in October 2022.
Coquitlam City Council is responsible for local government leadership and decision making in the City of Coquitlam. The primary function of City Council is to consider the interests and well being of the public and the City and to use its powers for the benefit and protection of its citizens. The Council does this through the establishment of administrative policies, the adoption of bylaws and the collection of taxes.
The day-to-day administration and operation of the City is delegated to the City Manager and City Staff.
Congratulatory messages from the Mayor and Council are available upon request for Coquitlam residents celebrating significant birthdays or wedding anniversaries. Visit the Congratulatory Message Request page for more information.