Councillor Craig Hodge

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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 Craig Hodge

Councillor Craig Hodge
  • Craig Hodge moved to Coquitlam as a young child, and attended Hillcrest Elementary, Charles Best Junior High and Centennial Secondary Schools.
  • He and his wife, Darla Furlani, are raising their three teenage boys Robbie, and twins Brandon and Dawson in  Northeast Coquitlam.
  • Craig began his career as a photojournalist in 1974 in Coquitlam at the Columbian Daily Newspaper and, when it went out of business in 1984, he helped to start The Tri-City News, where he worked until his retirement in June 2011.
  • In his 36-year career, Craig’s achievements were recognized with 42 international, national, and provincial journalism awards.
  • For three decades, Craig has been an active volunteer and leader in this community.
  • In the community, Craig has:
    • helped research and author Coquitlam’s first history book “Coquitlam 100 Years”
    • participated on the BC Summer Games committee, in 1991
    • worked on the first Riverview Hospital Task Force as a provincial appointee, in 1995
    • served as president of the Tri-Cities’ Chamber of Commerce
    • elected three times to the B.C. Chamber of Commerce board serving a total of six years
    • member of the city’s economic development, and traffic and safety advisory committees 
    • chair of the city’s traffic calming committee
    • served as a  board member of the Coquitlam Foundation
    • served as president of the Coquitlam Heritage Society
    • coached with Metro-Ford Soccer Club and Tri-City ball hockey Association​
  • Craig runs a Scout troop on Burke Mountain
  • Craig was elected to Coquitlam City Council in 2011 and currently is:
    • Vice Chair of the Sustainability and Environmental Advisory Committee
    • Vice Chair of the Culture Services Advisory Committee  
    • Director on the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors
    • Vice Chair of the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee 
    • Member of the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Committee
    • Member of The Union of British Columbia Municipalities Executive
    • Co-Chair of British Columbia’s Local Government RCMP Contract Management Committee

Councillor Craig Hodge