Economic Development Advisory Committee


*Meetings are subject to change without notice.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas for the meetings will be available typically one week before the meeting date. For more information, please email the City Clerk’s Office or call 604-927-3010. Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Councillor Steve Kim, Chair
  • Councillor Trish Mandewo, Vice-Chair

Organization Representative

  • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce - Leslie Courchesne (Alternate: Kathryn Millar)
  • Douglas College-Coquitlam Campus - Catherine Williams (Alternate: Barb Kojder)

Citizen Representatives

  • Zorica Andjelic
  • Mohammad Darwish
  • Emma Friess
  • JJ Lee
  • Marion Lochhead
  • Rohith Manhas
  • Elizabeth Mayorga
  • Deryck Persaud
  • Matthew Sebastiani
  • John Toor
  • Vanessa Wideski


The Economic Development Advisory Committee:

  • Provides a business perspective on economic development, tourism and the visitor economy, film and corporate partnership priorities which should be addressed
  • Identifies the pillars of economic development in the City
  • Identifies economic development impediments and opportunities for the City
  • Advises on business attraction and business retention and expansion activities
  • Advises on ways to provide information about business to the general public
  • Attends to economic development matters which may be referred to the Committee by Council or other standing committees of Council

Terms of Reference

Work Plan