Richard Stewart

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For the English cricketer, see Wes Stewart.
His Worship
Richard Stewart
Mayor of Coquitlam[1]
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 1, 2008
Preceded by Maxine Wilson
Councillor of Coquitlam[2]
In office
November 19, 2005 – December 1, 2008
MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville[3]
In office
2001–2005
Preceded by John Cashore
Succeeded by Diane Thorne
Personal details
Born Age: 52
Nationality Canadian
Political party BC Liberals
Spouse(s) Anna Rosa Stewart
Children 4
Alma mater Simon Fraser University
Occupation Politician, Entrepreneur
Religion Roman Catholic
Website RichardStewart.ca

Richard Stewart is the current mayor for the city of Coquitlam, British Columbia.[1] Stewart was elected to Coquitlam City Council in 2005.[2] He is bilingual (English and French). Stewart has lived all his life in Coquitlam. He was married in 1983 to Anna Rosa, they have four children. Stewart has served his community in the provincial government as MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville 2001-2005;[3] appointed MLA Responsible for Francophone Affairs, member of the Government Caucus Committee on the Economy, and Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Education.

At the local government level, Stewart has served on Economic Development Committees, on a local Advisory Design Panel, on Housing Committees, and as a Trustee on the Coquitlam Public Library Board. Stewart is a writer, and has operated his own publishing, government relations and communications business.

On November 15, 2008, Stewart was elected as mayor of Coquitlam in the British Columbia municipal elections, beating out incumbent Maxine Wilson.[4]

Volunteer[edit]

He has extensive experience as a community volunteer in a large number of social, service, environmental, business and community organizations, including:

  • Coquitlam Rotary Club
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Maillardville Lions Club
  • Société Maillardville Uni and Société Francophone de Maillardville
  • Local school Parent Advisory Committees
  • Executive, School District 43 Parent Advisory Committee
  • a longstanding member of the Coquitlam Chamber of Commerce
  • former President of School District 43 Parent Advisory Council

Former jobs[edit]

  • President of the Canadian Home Builders' Association of B.C.
  • Chair of the National Housing Economic Research Council
  • publisher of a successful housing industry trade magazine
  • member of the BC Minister’s Advisory Council on Affordable Housing
  • member of National and BC Building Code Committees
  • member of the National Research Council Canada’s Standing Committee on Housing

Councillor jobs[edit]

As a City Councillor, Richard served as:

  • Chair of the Livable Communities Advisory Committee
  • Chair of the Disability Issues Advisory Committee
  • Chair of the Maillardville Revitalization Committee
  • Member of the GVRD Labour Relations Bureau
  • Chair of the Parcel Tax Review Panel
  • Council representative to the Fraser-Burrard Community Justice Society
  • Member of the Executive of Lower Mainland Municipal Association

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b City of Coquitlam: Mayor and Council Retrieved on 15 March 2009
  2. ^ a b City of Coquitlam: 2005 Election Results Retrieved on 15 March 2009
  3. ^ a b Elections BC 2001 Results: Coquitlam-Maillardville Retrieved on 15 March 2009
  4. ^ City of Coquitlam: 2008 Election Results Retrieved on 15 March 2009

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