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 
  • Jon-Paul Walden - Evergreen Cultural Centre Society 
  • Andrea Howorth - Festival Planners Network
  • Joan McCauley - Place des Arts Society

Citizen Representatives: Jill Cook, Natasha Knox, Elsie Li, and Jacqui Mendes. 

Meeting Schedule

The Culture Services Advisory Committee typically meets on the second Thursday of the month (on a bi-monthly basis). The 2018 meetings have been scheduled from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Council Committee Room, Coquitlam City Hall, on the following dates:

  • Thursday, ​February 15, 2018
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    • Agenda
    • Minutes
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018
    • Agenda
    • Minutes
  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 (if required) - To be confirmed
    • Agenda
    • Minutes
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • Agenda
    • Minutes

Agendas for the above noted meetings will be available typically one week before 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.

Terms of Reference

A copy of the Committee's Terms of Reference ​is available here.

Work Plan

The Committee's annual Work Plan is approved by Council.

​Past Meeting Agendas and Minutes

  • 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)

City Clerk's Office

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