Teri Towner | Community Builder | Inspirational Speaker | Coquitlam City Councillor

“Teri goes above and beyond to serve her community. When I volunteered with the Tri-Cities Friends of Refugees Task Group she created, I was amazed at how dedicated she was to creating new initiatives and making sure that newcomers feel welcome. She goes door-to-door and builds genuine personal connections with Coquitlam residents. Whenever I attend a community event, she’s there. Her positive energy is infectious and it has inspired me to serve my community in so many ways. She’s an exceptional role model for children, youth, and parents. I’m ecstatic to hear that she’ll be running for Coquitlam City Council again!”

~ Ala’a Founouni, Program Director Children of the Street Society


“Since Teri joined Council, I have known her as a strong advocate for the housing needs of the marginalized in our community, both refugee families and others deemed as “homeless”. Clearly this is driven by a recognition of the essential humanity of these persons and a wellspring of compassion for them. As Council liaison to the Tri-Cities Homelessness & Housing Task Group, Teri has been a steadfast supporter of the work of the Task Group, and we have been fortunate to have Council representation which is driven from the heart.

~ Sandy Burpee, Past Chair, Tri-Cities Homelessness & Housing Task Group


“As a 50 member volunteer organization operating out of Coquitlam, we are appreciative of the support we get from the community and are especially appreciative of those like Teri; an incredible individual who has gone above and beyond for us. Teri has supported us in every way from simply having coffee together to discuss issues, to heading fundraising drives, to initiating a federal e-petition for a national SAR day. We are very fortunate to have Teri’s energy and enthusiasm working for and with us. Thank you Teri.”

~ Gord Lyster, President Coquitlam Search and Rescue


“As a local pastor, I have had the pleasure of working with Teri Towner on several community projects. She serves the residents of Coquitlam with tremendous care and compassion. I have seen first-hand, her hard work and leadership and I believe that the city of Coquitlam is blessed to have her as a City Councillor.”

~ Anena Simpson, Pastor and Candidate for Pitt Meadows City Council

“I have known Teri Towner since I first got involved with the School District Parent Advisory Council back in the 2013/14 school year. When she was first elected to City Council I had the opportunity to get to know her more and appreciated her commitment, desire and care for the City of Coquitlam. She is always there showing her support at events at the City level as well as the School District. With my involvement organizing community events, Teri was always the first one to commit and show her care for the charity along with the community. I value Teri’s vision and support for the needs of our City, her energy level and putting families first.  These are just some of the great talents she has to represent the City of Coquitlam as a City Councillor. I have no hesitation in recommending Teri Towner as a City Councillor here in the City of Coquitlam. “

~ Corrie Noble – Community Event Organizer, School District 43 Parent


“I have worked with Teri on many, many occasions for Operation Red Nose, SHARE, ERHF, Cross Roads Hospice Society & The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce – to name a few. Not only is Teri positive and energetic, I have found her to be a dedicated, loyal, hardworking & tireless individual who gives 110% in everything she does.”

~ Greg Garrison, Partner, Mardon Insurance and 2010 Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year


“Teri has exceptional ability to recognize what needs to be done, to assemble the plan, people and resources to get it done and to deliver outstanding outcomes. I have counted on her for numerous important initiatives in this community.”

~ Mike Clay, Mayor of Port Moody


“Teri is one of those rare individuals who both cares deeply about their community, and is willing to put in the time and effort to make it better. She is a frequent and very active community volunteer in the Tri-Cities, getting involved in a variety of ways. We are fortunate she has chosen to put her considerable energy towards Coquitlam council, as I couldn’t imagine a better person to represent the community’s best interests.”

~ Lori Munro, lifelong Coquitlam resident


“People like Teri are few and far between. I always see her out in the local community, whether it be for anti-bullying Pink Shirt Day, or the Variety Show of Hearts and always with the same level of enthusiasm and candor. Whether it’s 2:00 in the afternoon or 3:00 in the morning, Teri’s always there with a smile on her face and ready to help. I don’t think I’ve met anybody that selfless and energetic who helps the community as much as Teri does, and I think she would definitely make a great city councillor.”

~ Matt Paligaru


“Teri is a selfless, proactive, community-minded individual who stops at nothing to add value to everything she does… And she does a lot! She will do what’s right for Coquitlam.”

~ Steve Kim, President, Boilingpoint Group and Co-Founder/Director C3 Korean Canadian Society


“A dedicated and well-connected supporter of our community. I am constantly amazed by the number of people she is able to influence and compel to get involved with her infectious positive attitude.”

~ Doug Docherty, Director, Homes for Good Society


“Teri was the driving force behind the implementation and funding for a successful Breakfast Program pilot at my child’s school. She recognizes a need and takes action to serve that need.”

~ L. Clemens, Mundy Road Parent Advisory Council


“Teri has a huge community heart, is extremely friendly, organized, connected and eager to contribute. She has gone above and beyond with every endeavor that I have witnessed her being involved in.”

~ Lori Halcro, Youth Worker, SD43 Coquitlam


“In my work with her, Teri has always proven to be an excellent communicator. She consistently maintains positive relationships with those she works with. Her modeling of this encourages others to do the same.”

~ Dave Sands, Principal of Energy and Sustainability, SD43 Coquitlam


“Teri Towner is a rare combination of innovative leader, consummate team player and effective consensus builder. Teri’s vision of a strong community spirit will serve her well on council!”

~ Chuck Denison, President SD43 DPAC


“I have served on a PAC Executive at the elementary school level with Teri for many years and have always found her to be an active, involved, motivated parent. Teri is more than happy to help organize and promote school fundraisers, student social awareness projects, parent education programs and positive community events. Teri is tireless in her desire to create a positive environment for her children and for all children and families and doesn’t just ‘hope for the best’, but rather gets out there and works diligently to make our schools, community and city, the best they can be.”

~ K. Anderson, Past-president, Mundy Road PAC


“Teri is an active community member with a clear passion for making a positive difference. I have worked with her on numerous occasions and feel she brings a valuable perspective and positive values to the table.”

~ Chris Carter, community volunteer and owner, ARO Pet Services Ltd.


“Teri has been a spectacular role model for her children, and by extension, the children in her community. Teri is raising the next generation to be involved in their community – they understand the importance of being involved, helping others, and giving to others.”

~ H. Driver, Secretary, Mundy Road Elementary PAC


“It’s so refreshing to hear Teri is running for council. With all her community involvement, I’ve been thinking for quite some time that she should run!”

~ Elizabeth Zink, local realtor


“Teri is a real asset to the neighbourhood, the school and the community at large. If anyone is a great example for kids and parents, it is Teri Towner!”

~ Dorothy Sela, Mundy Road PAC and Poirier SunRun clinic participant


“She often opens information doors that others just don’t know are there! Teri is a valued and positive part of our community!”

~ Elizabeth, Mundy Road parent and PAC Vice Chair


“Teri’s supportive leadership, organizational skills and enthusiasm made my 10km running clinic experience the best one I’ve ever participated in.”

~ Lori, Poirier SunRun Clinic participant