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Steve Kim

Independent for Coquitlam Council (incumbent)
My platform is based on making Coquitlam a safe, inclusive community for all. At the heart of my platform is to make Coquitlam more affordable, which also helps to make our community more environmentally sustainable and vibrant.

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I'm a first-term Coquitlam City Councillor seeking your vote for Re-Election. I bring a balanced approach, collaborative leadership style and holistic view of our city to the Council table.

I gratefully acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem First Nation) and Coast Salish Peoples. We thank kʷikʷəƛ̓əm who continue to live on these lands and care for them, along with the waters and all that is above, and below.

My name is Steve Kim and I am a first term Coquitlam City Councillor seeking re-election.

I was born in Vancouver to South Korean immigrants, and raised in Coquitlam since the age of eight, graduating from Centennial Senior Secondary, Dr. Charles Best Junior, and Meadowbrook Elementary.

Being a 2nd generation Korean-Canadian, I understand what it's like being caught between two cultures--navigating the opportunities and challenges in living, studying and working in the Lower Mainland. Which is why I've focused my life to building bridges and creating mutually understanding between communities. I know first-hand that diversity makes us stronger and bring this to the Council table.

I have also dedicated my life to serving in the community. For instance, over the past two and a half years, I’ve been a regular volunteer driver for the City’s Meaningful Meals Program (formerly the Seniors’ Meal Program). To date, I've delivered 1000s of meals to local seniors and those in self isolation.

I am also an entrepreneur and small business owner with over 20 years of experience in the technology, digital media, entertainment and non-profit sectors. I hold a Bachelor of Arts from Western University, and a Master of Arts from Korea University, where I specialized in the study of venture-backed technology, business and economics. 

Currently, I live in the Maillardville, with three generations of my family living, working and studying across the Tri-Cities.

Reason for running

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Simply put, I love our community and I’m a proud Coquitlam resident.

Our City is growing and has so much going for it. But, rising tides must lift all boats. During this time of recovery, we still have heavy lifting to do.

I will continue to tackle our affordability challenges; diversify our economy by focusing on cultural hubs, small business and entrepreneurship. I support innovative green strategies and active transportation networks to make our city more livable.

Building on my first-term, I now have experience and understanding of city processes required to get things done. My balanced approach, collaborative style and holistic view bring a strong representative voice for the next four years.

So I’m asking for your support again. Please vote for Steve Kim.

Thank you.