Those interested in this opportunity are required to submit an application demonstrating their passion for the community, as well as any relevant knowledge and experience that they could bring to the committee they are applying to.
Applicants may not be employees of the City of Coquitlam.
Applicants who live in the City of Coquitlam are preferred.
Applicants of any age, race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, neighbourhood and income level are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should be aware of the required time commitment for serving on an advisory committee and be able to commit to meetings for the full term of the appointment (January through December). Terms are typically one year, however, in 2022 the term will run from January thru September due to the General Local Government Election to be held on Saturday, Oct. 15.
The City of Coquitlam’s advisory committee meetings are being conducted by Zoom and are being held in Council Chambers at Coquitlam City Hall.
As the City of Coquitlam transitions through the BC Restart Plan, for the time being and when possible, advisory committee meetings will continue to be made public via a live streamed webcast available for viewing through the City’s website here while the meeting takes place. Meetings will not be archived or available for viewing following the meeting. Those wishing to observe advisory committee meetings are encouraged to please tune-in to the webcast.
Advisory Committees are created to provide information, well considered advice, and recommendations for consideration by Council and staff on specific issues of civic concern. Advisory Committees and Task Forces are made up of citizen representatives and one or two Council members appointed by Council.
Information regarding Committee mandates, membership, meeting schedules, and agendas and minutes can be found at the following links:
Most Council Committees are chaired by Councillors with additional Councillors serving as Vice-Chair and/or members of the Committee. The membership of some Committees (Standing Committees) are made up of only Council members, while others have both Council members and citizen and/or organization representatives. The Mayor is an ex-officio member of all Committees.
Standing Committees are committees of Council members appointed by the Mayor. Standing Committees provide a more informal forum in which Council can meet as a whole to receive information from members of the public and staff and address high level strategic and budget policy decisions. In addition to Council-in-Committee, the Mayor has established a Finance Standing Committee and Strategic Priorities Standing Committee to address high level strategic budget and policy decisions.
Any decisions made in Council-in-Committee meetings that require Council approval are normally considered at the Regular Council Meeting the following week (or in two weeks time, dependent on the schedule).
Statutory Committees and Boards are created and regulated through provincial and/or federal legislation and have a unique function within the Municipal framework. Statutory Committee membership is determined by the Committee or Board’s enabling legislation.
Information regarding Committee/Board mandates, membership and meeting schedules can be found in the following links: