Have a Say on PoCo Issues Through New Roundtable
Port Coquitlam residents and businesses who want a say on city issues have until Jan. 28 to apply for the new Mayor’s Citizen Advisory Roundtable.
Created by Mayor Brad West at the start of his four-year term, the roundtable will have up to 12 volunteer advisors representing various sectors of the community. All Port Coquitlam residents are eligible to join, including youth and seniors, along with representatives from local service organizations and businesses.
“The roundtable will have a direct voice to the Mayor’s office and be a sounding board on residents’ priorities,” said West. “It’s a way for Council to continue to engage our citizens and businesses – find out what matters to them and come up with creative ways to make Port Coquitlam a better place for everyone who lives, works, visits and invests here.”
Replacing the citizen advisors on previous Council committees, the group will meet three to four times per year and provide Council with input on a variety of topics, from budgets to city projects and community development.
Advisors will sit for a one-year term with an option to continue.
“This is part of my open-door approach to engaging the community,” West said. “Council will closely consider the roundtable’s input in our decisions throughout the year, so it’s a great opportunity for people to really make a difference in the future of Port Coquitlam.”
Applications for the 2019 roundtable must be submitted online at www.portcoquitlam.ca/citizenadvisors by noon on Jan. 28.
The selection process will seek a well-rounded group of individuals representing different ages, interests and experiences. The selected advisors will be announced at the Feb. 12 Council meeting.
For additional information, contact:
Manager of Corporate Office
City of Port Coquitlam