Tri-City mayors barbecue has Coquitlam, PoCo, Port Moody and village representation

The annual Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce hosts the "grilling" on Sept. 5 at Port Moody city hall.

For the first time in the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce history, there will be a full slate on stage at the annual mayors barbecue.

The popular business social will see the mayors of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra — plus Port Moody’s acting mayor — field questions on topics such as economic development and growth.

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In the past, the village of Belcarra hasn’t been represented at the event; however, newly elected Mayor Neil Belenkie will join mayors Richard Stewart of Coquitlam, Brad West of Port Coquitlam and John McEwen of Anmore, as well as Port Moody's acting mayor, Coun. Hunter Madsen, for the Sept. 5 session, Chamber communications and programs manager Stephanie Rennie said.

(Madsen is currently filling in for Mayor Robert Vagramov, who took a leave of office while his sexual assault case is before the courts.)

Besides the mayors, the networking function also draws city councillors plus provincial and federal government elected officials.

Rennie said while the barbecue at Port Moody city hall is now sold out, there is a wait list if residents and business owners want to try to get a seat. Call 604-464-2716 or email info@tricitieschamber.com to sign up.

Sponsored in part by The Tri-City News, the event will be catered by Chachi’s, Earls, The Taphouse and Betterwith Ice Cream, with drinks from Mariner Brewing, Yellow Dog Brewing, Moody Ales and Andrew Peller.

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Belcarra Mayor Neil Belenkie

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