Advisory Committees and Board of Variance Volunteer Recruitment 

Make an Impact in your Community! 

Coquitlam Advisory Committees and Boards Need You 

  • Are you passionate about Coquitlam? 
  • Do you have a keen interest in sharing your knowledge and point of view to help shape your community? 

Applications are currently being accepted for citizen representatives on the following bodies:

Applications will be accepted until 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023.

Successful applicants will be expected to:

  • Serve the full term of their appointment by attending scheduled meetings
  • Prepare for each meeting, which includes reading the agenda package
  • Contribute by conducting research and reporting the findings at meetings and participating in discussions, among other tasks

Committee members may have an opportunity to participate in the meetings in person or electronically in accordance with the Council Procedure Bylaw No. 5200, 2022.

How to Apply 

Please complete an Online Application Form or you can complete an Application Package  - please be as concise as possible.

Online Application Form

Application Package 

Your Application Package can be submitted via any of the following methods:

  • Emailed: committeeclerk@coquitlam.ca
  • Faxed: 604-927-3015
  • Mailed in or hand-delivered
    Attention: Committee Clerk
    City Clerk’s Office (2nd Floor)
    3000 Guildford Way
    Coquitlam, B.C. V3B 7N2

Organization Representatives 

Please note that representatives for designated organizations on advisory committees are only required to fill out and submit an Advisory Committee Organization Representative Information Form (PDF). Please contact the City Clerk’s Office if you have any questions.

Applications will be accepted until 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023.

Eligibility and Requirements 

  • Applicants may not be employees of the City of Coquitlam.
  • Applicants who live in the City of Coquitlam are preferred.
  • Applicants should demonstrate knowledge, experience or potential to effectively contribute to the bodies they are applying to serve. 
  • Applicants of any age, race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, neighbourhood, and income level are encouraged to apply.
  • For the Universal Access-Ability Advisory Committee, to the extent possible, at least half of the Committee members are persons with disabilities or individuals who support or are from organizations that support persons with disabilities. The members reflect the diversity of persons with disabilities in British Columbia. Ideally at least one citizen representative is an Indigenous person. 

Meeting Schedules and Time Commitment

Please refer to this 2023 Advisory and Statutory Committee Meeting Schedule to see which days the respective Committees meet on. Time requirements vary among the Committees (i.e. meetings occur monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly). Advisory Committees and Board of Variance typically do not meet in August or December. Advisory Committee Terms are generally for one year, from January until December. Board of Variance terms are for a three-year period.

Remuneration

As these are volunteer positions, successful candidates serve without remuneration.

How Appointments are Made

Appointments are made by City Council. Successful applicants will receive a letter from the City Clerk’s Office in early 2023 advising of appointment decisions.

For further information, email the City Clerk's Office or call 604-927-3010.

Coquitlam’s  Mission and Vision - Looking Ahead to 2032

The vision, mission and strategic goals of Coquitlam's Strategic Plan - the plan’s core components - have been developed with a horizon of 2032.

  • The vision in Coquitlam: Sustaining a high quality of life for current and future generations, where people choose to live, learn, work and play.
  • The City’s  mission is to serve the public interest through open, fair and accountable local government with a focus on leadership, innovation and community priorities and strengths.

If your values align with the City’s priorities, we encourage you to apply.