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Richard was elected to Coquitlam City Council in 2005. He is bilingual (English and French) and has lived all his life in Coquitlam. He was married in 1983 to Anna Rosa; they have four children.
Richard has served his community in the provincial government as MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville 2001-2005; appointed MLA Responsible for Francophone Affairs, member of the Government Caucus Committee on the Economy, and Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Education.
The Mayor’s Community Fund was established in 2010 by Mayor Richard Stewart of Coquitlam. The fund has two goals: to assist needy Coquitlam students; and to distribute grants to institutions or organizations undertaking projects or work, primarily in Coquitlam, that will be of benefit to residents of Coquitlam.
SD43 Grade 12 Student who resides in Coquitlam and also attends secondary school in Coquitlam.
Each year the Mayor askes the local high schools, Pinetree, Charles Best, Glen Eagle and Centennial, to choose two students, a boy and a girl, for the award.
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