There are a variety of committees, commissions, and boards that advise City Council on a number of important issues. If you would like to get involved with the City, volunteer to sit on one of our committees or attend a committee meeting to stay up-to-date on all things happening in Port Moody.

All information collected on the committee membership application form is subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).  Information collected on the application form will be maintained by the City as required by FIPPA for the purpose of administering the Council Committee System Policy.  By completing and submitting an application form, you are agreeing to this lawful collection of information by the City.

Vacancies and application information can be found in the "Vacancies" tab below!

Advisory Bodies of Council

Vacancies

There are currently two vacancies available on the following committees:

  • Land Use Committee – College Park Representative (1 Vacancy) and Inlet Centre Representative (1 Vacancy)

Before applying, please review the terms of reference below of any committee you are interested in.

Please also review that committee's schedule of meetings to ensure that you have the availability to attend the meetings. 

To apply, please use the online application form.  

Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee
Purpose:
The Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on issues related to Port Moody’s arts, cultural, and heritage resources in an effort to align these important areas for the benefit of the City of the Arts.

Membership:
Councillor Amy Lubik - Chair
Councillor Haven Lurbiecki - Vice-Chair
Robyn Biggar - Member at Large
Jace Byers - Member at Large
Geoffrey Ryan - Member at Large
Brenda Millar - Member at Large
Gaetan Royer - Member at Large
Megan Tucker - Member at Large
Gavin Hainsworth - Member at Large
Janet Zlotnik - Member at Large
Bill Lawrie - Library Board Representative
Dianna Brown - Heritage Society Representative
Jasvinder Kaur - Arts Centre Society Representative


Staff Liaison:
Devin Jain - Manager of Cultural Services


Related Documents:
Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee Terms of Reference
Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee Meeting Schedule
City of Port Moody - Arts, Culture, and Heritage

Agendas and Minutes:
Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Board of Variance

Purpose:
The Board of Variance consists of five members appointed by Council. They listen to public appeals about the strict application of certain local government provisions and regulations. This includes building and development applications

Membership:
Jim Atkinson - Member at Large
Devrin Froese - Member at Large
Alicia Massie - Member at Large
Lisa Perry - Member at Large
Darren Radford - Member at Large

Staff Liaison: 
Robyn MacLeod - Manager of Building, Bylaws, and Licensing

Related Documents:
Board of Variance Bylaw 

Climate Action Committee

Purpose:
The Climate Action Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on ways in which the City can achieve carbon neutrality in corporate operations and community energy and emission programs for residents and businesses, specifically through the reduction of GHG emissions as detailed within the Committee's Terms of Reference, the Council Committee System Policy, and the Council Strategic Plan.

Membership:
Councillor Samantha Agtarap - Chair
Councillor Diana Dilworth - Vice-Chair
Aline Bennett - Member at Large
Nicole Blades - Member at Large
Marianne Dawson - Member at Large
Matthew Fok - Member at Large
Helen Howes - Member at Large
Norbert Haunerland - Member at Large
Poopeh Morakkabati - Member at Large
Alexander Swistak - Member at Large
Rhiannon Wallace - Member at Large

Staff Liaison:
Chris Brown - Senior Sustainability and Environmental Coordinator

Related Documents:
Climate Action Committee Terms of Reference
Climate Action Committee Meeting Schedule

City of Port Moody - Climate Action Plan

Agendas and Minutes:
Climate Action Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Economic Development and Tourism Committee

Purpose:
The Economic Development and Tourism Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on strategic economic and tourism development directions and related matters within the Committee's Terms of Reference, the Council Committee System Policy, and the Council Strategic Plan.

Membership:
Councillor Samantha Agtarap - Chair
Councillor Callan Morrison - Vice-Chair
Lisa Beecroft - Member at Large
Nigel Brownlow - Member at Large
Krista Dalrymple - Member at Large
Jarrett Davis - Member at Large
Jeremy Hardern - Member at Large
Ramsay Malange - Member at Large
Mark Malik - Member at Large
Mark Pettie - Member at Large
Michael Scarcella - Member at Large
Leslie Courchesne - Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Representative

Staff Liaison:
Joji Kumagai - Manager of Economic Development

Related Documents:
Economic Development and Tourism Committee Terms of Reference
Economic Development and Tourism Committee Meeting Schedule
City of Port Moody - Economic Development
City of Port Moody - Discover Port Moody

Agendas and Minutes:
Economic Development Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee 

Purpose:
The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility issues, strategies and initiatives within the Committee's Terms of Reference, the Council Committee System Policy, and the Council Strategic Plan.

Membership:
Councillor Haven Lurbiecki - Chair
Councillor Samantha Agtarap - Vice-Chair
Bibi Balkhi - Member at Large
Farmer Chomitz - Member at Large
Darquise Desnoyers - Member at Large
Karen Hodge - Member at Large
Eunyoung Kwon - Member at Large
Jeff Lynch - Member at Large
Craig MacLean - Member at Large
Robin Matthews-Kanhai - Member at Large
Nancy Owens - Member at Large
Tracey Schaeffer - Member at Large
Ramin Seifi - Member at Large

Staff Liaison:
Virgelene Rutherford - Manager of Human Resources

Related Documents:
IDEA Committee Terms of Reference
IDEA Committee Meeting Schedule

Agendas and Minutes: 
IDEA Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Land Use Committee

Purpose:
The Land Use Committee provides City Council and the General Manager of Community Development with comment and advice on proposed land use changes and within the Committee's Terms of Reference and the Council Committee System Policy. 

Membership:
Councillor Kyla Knowles - Chair
Councillor Callan Morrison - Vice-Chair
Jarrett Davis - Economic Development and Tourism Committee Representative 
Barbara Junker - Glenayre Representative
Jeffery McLellan - Heritage Mountain Representative
Sarah Wellman - Heritage Mountain Representative
Jonathan Leighs - Inlet Centre Representative
Amanda Welsh - Moody Centre Representative
Jessica Wakeling - Pleasantside Representative
Stirling Ward - Pleasantside Representative
Rebecca Gunderson - Member at Large

 

Staff Liaison:
Wesley Woo - Assistant Manager of Planning

Related Documents:
Land Use Committee Terms of Reference
Land Use Committee Meeting Schedule
City of Port Moody - Development Approval Procedures Bylaw

Agendas and Minutes: 
Land Use Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Parks and Environment Committee

Purpose:
The Parks and Environment Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on parks and environmental issues and within the Committee's Terms of Reference, the Council Committee System Policy, and the Council Strategic Plan.

Membership:
Councillor Diana Dilworth - Chair
Councillor Haven Lurbiecki - Vice-Chair
John Callaghan - Member at Large
John Grasty - Member at Large
Sterling James - Member at Large
Trevor Kouyoumjian - Member at Large
Pedram Moshirfatemi - Member at Large
Christa Overbury - Member at Large
Damian Regan - Member at Large
Andrea Rempel - Member at Large
Cleone Todgham - Member at Large
Jonas McConville - Youth Focus Committee Representative 

Staff Liaison:
Julie Pavey-Tomlinson - Director of Environment and Parks

Related Documents:
Parks and Environment Committee Terms of Reference
Parks and Environment Meeting Schedule

Agendas and Minutes: 
Parks and Environment Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Seniors Focus Committee

Purpose:
The Seniors Focus Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on seniors’ issues, strategies, and initiatives and within the Committee's Terms of Reference, the Council Committee System Policy, and the Council Strategic Plan.

Membership:
Councillor Haven Lurbiecki - Chair
Councillor Diana Dilworth - Vice-Chair
John Crowther - Member at Large
Mithila Karnik - Member at Large
Holly Lee - Member at Large
Glen MacRae - Member at Large
Amanda Maxwell - Member at Large
Jim Millar - Member at Large
Shreya Qazi - Member at Large
Jayashree Ramaswami - Member at Large
Farid Zoldjalali - Member at Large
Linda Zumm - Member at Large
Barbara Nuttall - Seniors Friendship Society Representatives

Staff Liaison:
Angela Blackall - Recreation Coordinator

Related Documents:
Seniors Focus Committee Terms of Reference
Seniors Focus Committee Meeting Schedule
City of Port Moody - Age-Friendly Community

Agendas and Minutes: 

Seniors Focus Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Transportation Committee

Purpose:
The Transportation Committee provides Council with advice and recommendations on traffic and transportation issues and priorities within the Committee's Terms of Reference, the Council Committee System Policy, and the Council Strategic Plan.

Membership:
Councillor Callan Morrison - Chair
Councillor Amy Lubik - Vice-Chair
Hendrik Bertsch - Member at Large
Jonathan Baker - Member at Large
Johann Contreras - Member at Large
Trevor Dore - Member at Large
Mitchell Eve - Member at Large
Eric Hedekar - Member at Large
Ian MacPhail - Member at Large
Liam Moran - Member at Large
Nadia Olynyk - Member at Large
Robert Starcevich - Member at Large
Andrew Hartline - HUB Representative
Kathleen Nadalin - ICBC Representative 

Staff Liaison:
Nobinur Rahman - Transportation Engineer 

Related Documents:
Transportation Committee Terms of Reference
Transportation Committee Meeting Schedule
City of Port Moody - Master Transportation Plan

Agendas and Minutes:
 
Transportation Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Youth Focus Committee

Purpose:
The Youth Focus Committee provides advice and recommendations on youth issues, programs, opportunities, trends, and initiatives that impact youth in the City of Port Moody within the Committee's Terms of Reference, the Council Committee System Policy, and the Council Strategic Plan.

Eligibility:
Persons between the ages of 12 and 19 who live in or attend a school in Port Moody.

Membership:
Vincent Zhao - Chair
Kobe Li - Vice-Chair
David Chen - Member at Large
Valentina Doostdar - Member at Large
Jaehyeok Hwang - Member at Large
Andrew Kim - Member at Large
Haiyue Luo - Member at Large
Jonas McConville - Member at Large
Nate Mossey - Member at Large
Mila Morshedian - Member at Large
Lance Wong - Member at Large

Staff Liaison:
Corina Lefebvre - Recreation Coordinator
Nathan Taylor - Manager of Recreation

Related Documents:
Youth Focus Committee Terms of Reference
Youth Focus Committee Meeting Schedule
City of Port Moody - Youth Recreation

Agendas and Minutes: 
Youth Focus Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes

 

Council Standing Committees

City Initiatives and Planning Committee
Purpose:
The purpose of the City Initiatives and Planning Committee is to review, provide preliminary feedback and to make recommendations to Council regarding items in the early stages of development related to planning, housing, transportation, road and utility infrastructure, parks, City facilities, economic development, climate action and/or environment and provide feedback on other City initiatives. 

Membership:
Voting Members:
Voting members shall consist of all members of Council. The Mayor is chair and Acting Mayor is Vice-Chair. The Mayor may appoint a Councillor as chair of the Committee, and another Councillor as Vice-Chair. If, for any reason, the chair and Vice-Chair are absent, the Mayor or Acting Mayor has the authority to call and Chair a meeting of the City Initiatives and Planning Committee subject to quorum requirements.  The terms of appointments of the Chairs shall be at the discretion of the Mayor. 

Non-Voting Members/Advisors:
City Manager or designate – Staff liaison 
General Managers (as required) 
Corporate Officer or designate 

Related Documents:
City Initiatives and Planning Committee Terms of Reference

Agendas and Minutes:
Under construction...

Finance Committee
Purpose:

The Finance Committee reviews all financial matters referred to the Committee including, but not limited to, the City’s operating and capital budgets, the annual audit and management letter, the annual report and funding alternatives, as well as items referred by other agencies.

The purpose of the Finance Committee is to assist Council in fulfilling its financial fiduciary responsibilities for the City by reviewing and making recommendations to Council, regarding: 

  • operational and capital budgets and amendments; 
  • interim and annual financial information; 
  • funding requests; 
  • external and internal audit reports; and 
  • systems of corporate control which Management and Council have established.

Membership:
Voting Members:
Voting members shall consist of all members of Council. The Mayor will appoint a Councillor as Chair of the Committee, and another Councillor as Vice-Chair. If, for any reason, the Chair and Vice-Chair is absent, the Mayor or Acting Mayor has the authority to call and chair a meeting of the Finance Committee subject to quorum requirements. The terms of appointments of the chairs shall be at the discretion of the Mayor. 

Non-Voting Members:
General Manager of Financial Services – Staff liaison and financial advisor to the Finance Committee 
Manager of Financial Planning – Alternate staff liaison and advisor to the Finance Committee 
General Managers - Advisors to the Committee 
Managers – Advisors to the Committee 
Other Committees/Commissions/Task Forces – Advisors to the Committee 
Recording Secretary assigned by Legislative Services Department 

Related Documents:
Finance Committee Terms of Reference

Agendas and Minutes:
Finance Committee Agendas and Minutes
Governance and Legislation Committee

Purpose:
The purpose of the Governance and Legislation Committee is to assist Council in fulfilling its responsibilities for the City to review and make recommendations to Council, regarding: 

  • effective corporate governance; 
  • transparency and accountability to the public; 
  • Council administrative procedures; 
  • Corporate policies 
  • Committees and Council effectiveness; and 
  • other related issues that are put forward by the City Manager or referred by Council. 

Membership:

Voting Members: 
Voting members shall consist of all members of Council. The Mayor is chair and Acting Mayor is vice-chair. The Mayor may appoint a Councillor as chair of the Committee, and another Councillor as vice-chair. If, for any reason, the chair and vice-chair are absent, the Mayor or Acting Mayor has the authority to call and chair a meeting of the Governance and Legislation Committee subject to quorum requirements. The terms of appointments of the chairs shall be at the discretion of the Mayor. 

Non-Voting Members/Advisors:
• City Manager or designate – Staff liaison 
• General Managers (as required) 
• Corporate Officer or designate 

Related Documents:
Governance and Legislation Committee Terms of Reference

Agendas and Minutes:
Under construction...

Strategic Priorities Committee

Purpose:
The purpose of the Strategic Priorities Committee is to assist Council in fulfilling its responsibilities for the City by reviewing and making recommendations to Council, 
regarding: 

  • the Council Strategic Plan; 
  • long-term strategic master plans and priorities; 
  • intergovernmental relations; and 
  • other related issues that are put forward by the City Manager or referred by Council. 

Membership:

Voting Members:
Voting members shall consist of all members of Council. The Mayor is chair and Acting Mayor is vice-chair. The Mayor may appoint a Councillor as chair of the Committee, and another Councillor as vice-chair. If, for any reason, the chair and vice-chair are absent, the Mayor or Acting Mayor has the authority to call and chair a meeting of the Strategic Priorities Committee subject to quorum requirements. The terms of appointments of the chairs shall be at the discretion of the Mayor

Non-Voting Members/Advisors:
City Manager or designate – Staff liaison 
General Managers (as required) 
Corporate Officer or designate
 
Related Documents:
Strategic Priorities Committee Terms of Reference

Agendas and Minutes:

Under construction...

Council Governing Documents

The Council Committee System Policy outlines the governance structure for all Port Moody committees and commissions. This includes guidelines around meetings, agendas and minutes, voting procedures, conflicts of interest, and budgeting.