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 Craig Hodge | Vice-Chair: Councillor Brent Asmundson 

Citizen Representatives: Mark Ashton, Jay Ashworth, Lori Austin, Grayson Barke, Ineke Kalwij, Cheryl Katnick, Bonnie Razzaghi, Ivana Smolcic, Michael Wilson, 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 2019 meetings are scheduled to be held from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Council Committee Room, Coquitlam City Hall on the following dates*:

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019      
  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019 (scheduled to avoid a conflict with UBCM meetings)
  • Tuesday, ​November 26, 2019
    • 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