Economic Development Committee

Economic Development Committee



The Economic Development Committee (EDC) advises Council on matters relating to the economic well-being of Maple Ridge and makes recommendations to Council relating to the economic development of Maple Ridge.

The EDC is focused on the retention and expansion of existing business and attracting new industrial and commercial investment to create high value, local jobs. In coordination with the Economic Development Office, the EDC may:

  • advise Council on matters related to strengthening our economy
  • provide strategic input for consideration of Council
  • contribute to annual business plan and performance measures
  • act as an ambassador profiling economic opportunities in Maple Ridge


The Maple Ridge EDC is an experienced and interested group of volunteers, passionate about the future of Maple Ridge and intent on serving as a beacon for the local government and the community. The Commission does not directly create new economic activity or jobs; its role is to provide advice to the Economic Development Office and Council with a view to positively influence the local business climate, facilitate economic growth and provide guidance to the community on economic development issues. The EDC does this by planning in a strategic manner to achieve the goals related to economic growth and sustainability.


Meetings are held at City Hall, 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge. Please see specific dates for meeting room location.

> Commission Bylaw


Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available upon approval.


The Economic Development Committee (EDC) is comprised of seven members, which include six members selected at large and one Council member.

The currently appointed members are:

  • Nicole Archer, Real Estate Professional and Manager, Valley Fair Mall
  • Chrislana Gregory, Maple Ridge Town Centre Commercial and Residential Property Owner
  • Josef Lara, CEO, Big Bang Innovation Services Inc.
  • Tom Meier, Principal, Johnston Meier Insurance
  • Oliver Perez, Owner, MultiTrends ITNet Services, Managed IT Service Providers
  • Alexander Wells, Owner, Work Here


At each regular meeting, the EDC invites presentations by citizens or other parties on economic development related issues in Maple Ridge. In accordance with the Council Procedures Bylaw, you must submit a request in writing to the Economic Development Department one week prior to the meeting at which you wish to appear. If there is not an available time slot, you will be contacted by a staff member to make alternative arrangements for your request. Due to time constraints, it is necessary to limit delegation appearances to 10 minutes. The request can be mailed to:

Economic Development
City of Maple Ridge
11995 Haney Place
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A9

You may email in your request to or fax your request to 604-467-7335. Please include your name, address, telephone number where you can be reached during the day and the item you wish to discuss. A staff member will contact you to confirm your attendance at the meeting. If you require any audio/visual equipment, please advise the staff member at this time.