Sustainability & Environmental Advisory Committee


The Sustainability and Environmental Advisory Committee' s mandate is to provide a local perspective and advice to Council with respect to achieving the City of Coquitlam’s strategic goals and accompanying strategic directions. Specific responsibilities of the Committee include, but are not limited to, the following:  

  • To provide advice to Council on a wide range of existing and emerging environmental issues and trends including strategic planning initiatives, bylaws, and policy development;
  • To provide a local perspective on the environment while giving due consideration to the balance between social, environmental and economic aspects;
  • To identify and review opportunities for environmental protection and enhancement within the City and advise Council of the same;
  • To advise Council on issues of environmental importance to stakeholder groups and to the community at large;
  • To identify and advise on ways to build local environmental awareness, and promote environmental stewardship within the City; and
  • To celebrate environmental volunteer involvement and leadership including supporting the annual Environmental Volunteer Celebration (and its biannual Environmental Achievement Awards component).


Chair: Councillor Terry O'Neill | Vice-Chair: Councillor Chris Wilson

Citizen Representatives: Jay Ashworth, Grayson Barke, Daryoush M. Hassani, Ineke Kalwij, Cheryl Katnick, Harwinder Parmar, Kari Pocock, Karen Smecher, Michael Wilson, and Pamela Zevit.

Meeting Schedule

The Sustainability and Environmental Advisory Committee typically meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month (on a bi-monthly basis). The 2018 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:

  • Tuesday, January 30, 2018
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 (scheduled to avoid a conflict with Spring Break)
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018 
    • Agenda
    • Minutes
  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    • Agenda
    • Minutes
  • Tuesday, ​September 25, 2018
    • Agenda
    • Minutes

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.

Terms of Reference

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

Approved Work Plan

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

Past Meeting Agendas and Minutes

City Clerk's Office

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