Culture Services Advisory Committee


The Culture Services Advisory Committee​:

  • Provides advice to Council on significant specific cultural related issues that may arise from the community, staff or from Council;
  • Provides advice on how to advance implementation strategies and to work in collaboration with the City to move forward cultural services in Coquitlam;
  • Supports and connects cultural organizations  with the exploration  of opportunities and hosting of major events and festivals; and
  • Advocates and promotes the value and benefit of cultural activities for all ages and abilities.


Chair: Councillor Teri Towner | Vice Chair: Councillor ​Terry O'Neill

Organization Representatives:

  • Roger Loubert - ArtsConnect 
  • Candrina Bailey - Coquitlam Heritage Society  
  • Todd Gnissios - Coquitlam Library Board 
  • Andrea Howorth -  Festival Planners Network
  • Jon-Paul Walden - Evergreen Cultural Centre Society
  • Joan McCauley - Place des Arts Society

Citizen Representatives: Johanne Dumas, Natasha Knox, Elsie Li, Neal Nicholson, Eliana Ramirez 

Meeting Schedule

The Culture Services Advisory Committee typically meets on the second Thursday of the month (on a bi-monthly basis). The 2017 meetings have been scheduled for 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Council Committee Room, Coquitlam City Hall, on the following dates:

  • Thursday, ​February 16, 2017
  • Thursday, April 6, 2017
  • Thursday, June 15, 2017
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 **Off-site meeting - please see agenda below**
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 (Nov. 23rd meeting rescheduled to avoid conflict with the City's Long Service Awards)

Agendas for the above noted meetings will be available typically one week prior to the meeting date. For more information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at or 604-927-3010. 

* Please note that meeting schedules are subject to change.

Approved Work Plan

Council approved the Committee's annual Work Plan.

City Clerk's Office

Phone: 604-927-3010
Fax: 604-927-3015