Strategic Plan

Work Underway to Develop 2020 Strategic Plan

The City of Coquitlam is currently updating its Strategic Plan – the foundation of the City’s other plans, action and operations.

Earlier this year we asked Coquitlam residents and other community stakeholders to help shape the City’s 2020 Strategic Plan and  imagine Coquitlam in 2032. What will be important to Coquitlam in the next 10 to 15 years? What kind of services will residents and businesses need?

Throughout June and July 2019 the City held a number of input opportunities, including an online survey, Council Advisory Committee presentations, and pop-up engagement events at Coquitlam Centre, recreation facilities and neighbourhood events. It is important to provide the community a chance to have their priorities were heard as the City moves forward with the update.

Why is Strategic Planning Important?

The Strategic Plan outlines the decision-making framework for the City. The plan’s high-level vision – currently, “Coquitlam in 2021 will be a community of neighbourhoods within a vibrant city where people choose to live, learn, work and play” – filters down into strategic goals, which are reflected in the actions of the City departments’ annual Business Plans.

With new residents and businesses coming to Coquitlam each year, the Strategic Plan will reflect any changing community priorities and adapt to new trends and challenges, to ensure the City continues to deliver effective programs and services in the years to come.

Next Steps

With the public consultation now complete, staff presented the findings to the Strategic Priorities Standing Committee on Oct. 3, 2019. The draft 2020-2023 Strategic Plan will be brought forward to Council in Committee later this fall.

2016-2019 Strategic Plan

Coquitlam’s current Strategic Plan and the related vision, missions and strategic goals were first adopted in 2006. Guided by community engagement, the plan has been updated by successive Councils in 2009, 2012 and 2016.

The plan’s current vision is that “Coquitlam in 2021 will be a community of neighbourhoods within a vibrant city where people choose to live, learn, work and play.”

The five strategic goals that guide departmental work are: Strengthen Neighbourhoods; Expand Local Jobs, Local Prosperity; Increase Active Participation and Creativity; Enhance Sustainability of City Services and Infrastructure; and Achieve Excellence in City Governance.


For more information, please contact:

Graham Stuart
Manager Corporate Planning