Biographical Information

First elected in 2005, Jonathan X. Coté served three terms on New Westminster City Council before being elected as Mayor in 2014. In 2018, he was elected for a second term as Mayor. Jonathan resides in the city with his wife Alix and their three daughters Renee, Leah and Violet.

As the Mayor of New Westminster, Jonathan has earned a reputation as a strong leader around issues such as transportation, affordable housing and urban planning.

Jonathan is a chair of the TransLink Mayors’ Council and a member of the TransLink Board. Jonathan represents New Westminster on several Metro Vancouver committees, and currently serves as chair of the Regional Planning Committee.

Locally, Jonathan leads a number of task forces which tackle some of the most challenging issues facing our community.  He serves as chair of the Affordable Housing Task Force, Transportation Task Force, and the Riverfront and Public Realm Task Force. He is also the chair of the New Westminster Police Board and is a member of the New Westminster Utility Commission.

Outside of council, Jonathan supports the work of the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation and is a member of their Redevelopment Steering Committee.

Prior to being elected, Jonathan completed his Master’s Degree in Urban Studies/Planning at Simon Fraser University and worked as a litigation adjuster in the insurance industry.  In his spare time, Mayor Coté enjoys New Westminster’s recreation facilities with his family and stays active cycling and playing pickleball.