Economic Development Advisory Committee


The Economic Development Advisory Committee:

• Provides a business perspective on economic development priorities which should be addressed;
• Identifies the pillars of economic development in the City;
• Identifies economic development impediments and opportunities for the City;
• Advises on business attraction and business retention and expansion activities;
• Advises on ways to provide information about business to the general public; and
• Attends to economic development matters which may be referred to the Committee by Council or other standing committees of Council

2020 Composition

Chair:  Councillor ​Chris Wilson | Vice-Chair: Councillor ​Brent Asmundson 

  • Organization Representative:
    • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce - Michael Hind (no Alternate named)
    • Douglas College-Coquitlam Campus - Catherine Williams (Barb Kojder, Alternate)
  • Citizen Representatives: ​Kathy Banner, Marko Dekovic, Emma Friess, Lilian Kan, J. Brad Marko, Cody Muhle, Mladen Plecko, Araz Rismani, Georgiy Sekretaryuk, Kevin Volz, and Njeri Watkins

Meeting Schedule

The Economic Development Advisory Committee typically meets quarterly, or as needed, on the fourth Wednesday of the month. 2020 meetings are scheduled to be held from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., in the Council Committee Room at Coquitlam City Hall, on the following dates*:

  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - meeting cancelled due to COVID-19
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2020
    • 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 may be found here.

Work Plan

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

Past Meeting Agendas and Minutes

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018   
  •  Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    • Meeting cancelled at the call of the Chair
  •  Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018
  • Tuesday, September ​18, 2018 (Meeting Room 112, Main Floor, Coquitlam City Hall)
    • Meeting cancelled at the call of the Chair

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