Councillor Bonita Zarrillo

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Open Letter from Council to the Community – May 6, 2020

We would like to sincerely thank those in the community who continue to physically distance, support others or work on the front lines. You are making a difference in our collective recovery.

Over the past several weeks, the City also has been looking ahead to what we can do to support the community’s recovery, not only right now but in the months and years to come. We want to ensure that our efforts provide targeted and meaningful support to those most in need. For the short-term, we’re offering some financial relief to property owners by delaying utility and tax payment deadlines, among other measures. For the long-term, we’re investigating how best to support a broad cross-section of the community with a preliminary $5-million investment in our new Community Support and Recovery Plan (CSRP). Read the full letter here.

See also: Open Letter from Council to the Community – April 9, 2020. Read full letter here.



More About Councillor Bonita Zarrillo

Councillor Bonita Zarrillo
  • Before being elected in 2013 Bonita spent 20 years in sales, marketing and consumer research with a number of multi-national companies.
  • She is married with three children.
  • Bonita moved back West, to Coquitlam in 2010 after spending 15 years working in Eastern Canada and the U.S.
  • Bonita sat on the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee for the City of Coquitlam in 2012 as a member at large.
  • Bonita holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Manitoba, is a certified Programmer/Analyst, and holds a Professional Management Certificate in Human Resources from the University of Calgary.
  • Currently, Bonita is:
    • Chair of the Sports Advisory Committee
    • Member of the Metro Vancouver Indigenous Relations Committee
    • Council Representative to the Fraser Health Municipal Government Advisory Council
    • Council Representative to the Tri-Cities Food Security Table
    • Alternate Council Representative to the Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development Committee

Councillor Bonita Zarrillo 
Email: bzarrillo@coquitlam.ca
Cell: 604-499-7499