Deputy City Manager's Office

The Deputy City Manager leads a variety of corporate initiatives, such as strategic planning and business planning, and provides support to all departments in their delivery of a variety of projects and initiatives. This position is responsible for a number of City departments and sections including:

  • Corporate Communications
  • Economic Development ​including Tourism
  • Fire/Rescue Services
  • Human Resources and Corporate Planning
  • Legal and Bylaw Services and
  • Administrative support to the Mayor's office

The Deputy City Manager also assists with the function of the City Manager’s Office, acts for the City Manager in his absence and is the City liaison to the Coquitlam RCMP.

When the City's Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is activated, the Deputy City Manager is the EOC Director, responsible for making primary decisions and managing the City’s emergency response.

Corporate Communications

Corporate Communications provides communication support to improve the effectiveness of internal and external communications, including advertising, marketing, media relations, community engagement and consultation, strategic multi-media advice and management of the Print Shop, as well as content development, design and management of the City website and social media channels.

Economic Development

Economic Development, which includes Tourism and the City’s Film Office, is responsible for delivering the City’s Economic Action Plan and Tourism and Film Strategies. The division is responsible for advancing these goals by working closely with the local business community and various partners to increase employment opportunities, market the City, and attract investors and tourists.

Human Resources & Corporate Planning

Human Resources is responsible for developing and managing corporate programs that impact employees such as: recruitment and selection, labour relations, collective bargaining, training, staff development, occupational health and safety, benefits, and job evaluation.

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Corporate Planning is responsible for coordinating the Strategic Planning and Business Planning processes, which determine the long- and short-term goals and objectives fro the organization. An important part of the process includes working with Council, staff and the public to establish the vision, mission and values for the community and City organization. ​This area also develops the Strategic Plan that serves as a guide for all other long-range planning for the City such as the Financial Plan and the Citywide Official Community Plan.

Legal, Bylaw Enforcement, Business Licensing and Animal Services

Legal and Bylaw Services oversees all legal matters for the City, as well as bylaw enforcement and business licensing. In addition, they operate Coquitlam’s Animal Shelter and animal care services, including volunteer coordination at the facility. The City Solicitor is responsible for legal counsel at the City.

Protective Services (RCMP & Fire/Rescue including Emergency Programs)

This area is dedicated to keeping the community safe. They are a major component of the City budget and contribute in a significant way to the strong, positive public perceptions of the community. Given the size of these service areas, they have their own pages: Coquitlam Fire/Rescue and Coquitlam RCMP.

Deputy City Manager's Office

Deputy City Manager - John DuMont
Phone: 604-927-3652