Councillor Terry O’Neill

Councillor Terry O'Neill
  • Terry and his wife, Mary, have lived in Coquitlam’s Eagle Ridge neighbourhood since 1980, raising two sons, Patrick and David
  • Terry graduated from SFU with a Bachelor of Arts (English) in 1974 and from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Journalism, Honours, in 1976
  • He was a writer, editor and broadcaster for 35 years, holding many senior positions, including: Legislative Correspondent for The Canadian Press, Editor-in-Chief of the Richmond Review; Assignment Editor, CKVU First News; Editor-in-Chief, B.C. Report; host, X-Change, NOW-TV; Senior Writer, The Western Standard, and General Editor, Act of Faith, a bestselling history of the Reform Party of Canada
  • Until elected to Council, Terry was a weekly columnist for the Tri-City News and a contributor to the editorial pages of The National Post.
  • He is a two-time winner of the Canadian Institute of Mining’s Best News Story of the Year award, and was the inaugural winner of the Christian Coalition of B.C.’s Award for Journalistic Integrity
  • Terry was elected to Council in 2011
  • In the community, Terry serves as:
    • City Representative, Board of Directors, The Coquitlam Foundation
    • Master of Ceremonies, annual Alzheimer Society of B.C. Walk for Memories (Tri-Cities, Burnaby, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge)
    • Member, Steering Committee, St. Joseph’s Parish (Port Moody)
    • Member, Board of Directors, Signal Hill (provincial)
  • Formerly, Terry served as:
    • Founding member and president of The Eagle Ridge Residents Association
    • Volunteer community fundraiser, Canadian Diabetes Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation
    • Vice-chair, Education Committee, Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School
    • Master of Ceremonies, Crossroads Hospice, Treasures of Christmas gala
    • Member, advisory committee, Kwantlen College Journalism program
  • Currently, Terry is: 
    • Chair of the Sustainability & Environmental Advisory Committee
    • Vice Chair of the Culture Services Advisory Committee
    • Vice Chair of the Multiculturalism Advisory Committee
    • Vice Chair of the 3030 Gordon Emergency Shelter Task Force
    • Alternate Member of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors
    • Member of the Metro Vancouver Performance and Audit Committee

Councillor Terry O'Neill
Cell: 604-362-3251