Deputy City Manager's Office

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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 initiatives, such as strategic planning and business planning
  • 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 Corporate Communications and Legal and Bylaw Services divisions, and oversees the Fire/Rescue Services, Parks, Recreation and Culture Services, and Civic Lands and Facilities departments.

Corporate Communications

Key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting effective internal and external communications, including advertising, marketing, media relations, community engagement and consultation, and strategic multi-media advice
  • Managing the City Print Shop
  • Managing the City website and social media channels, including content development and design

Legal Services & Bylaw Enforcement

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing legal counsel and overseeing all City legal matters
  • Managing bylaw enforcement and business licensing
  • Operating Coquitlam’s Animal Shelter and animal-care services, including volunteer coordination at the facility
  • 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

Department Head
Deputy City Manager - Raul Allueva

Contact Information
Phone: 604-927-3652