Committees of Council
Committees are established to assist council and provide opportunities for public involvement in municipal matters. Committees are advisory in nature and function within the authority set out in their terms of reference or by bylaw. When citizen representatives are appointed, they serve in a voluntary capacity and bring local knowledge, expertise and experience to specific areas of civic concern.
Committee meetings are open to the public, unless the topic relates to a subject included in Section 90 of the Community Charter. Minutes of each committee are approved by the chair and the committee and are forwarded to council, usually in a meeting package, and are available to the general public upon request. The Council Procedure Bylaw outlines rules of conduct for committee meetings. RMOW council committees include:
Committees are established to assist council and provide opportunities for public involvement in municipal matters. Committees are advisory in nature, and function within the authority set out in their terms of reference or by bylaw. At least one member of a select committee must be a council member, and persons who are not council members may be appointed to a select committee. Select committees include:
- Advisory Design Panel
- Advisory Planning Commission
- Emergency Planning Committee
- Economic Partnership Initiative Committee (Note: The Economic Partnership Initiative (EPI) Committee will expand the Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) Oversight Committee’s role to include a broader economic planning mandate.)
- Festivals, Events and Animation Oversight Committee
- Forest and Wildland Advisory Committee
- Illegal Spaces Task Force
- Liquor License Advisory Committee
- Measuring Up Committee
- Public Art Planning Committee
- Recreation and Leisure Advisory Committee
- Transportation Advisory Group
- Transit Management Advisory Committee
- Whistler Business Enhancement Committee
Find more information about Select Committees, including:
- Regular meeting schedules
- Terms of reference
- Appointed members
Standing committees are established for matters that the mayor considers would be better regulated and managed by committee. At least one half of the members of a standing committee must be council members. Standing committees include:
- Audit & Finance Standing Committee - Terms of Reference
- Governance & Ethics Standing Committee - Terms of Reference
- Human Resources Standing Committee - Terms of Reference
Members of the Board of Variance and Whistler Public Library Board of Trustees are appointed by Whistler council.
- Board of Variance
- Whistler Public Library Board of Trustees
Find more information about Council-Appointed Boards.
At the beginning of their three-year term, council members are appointed to internal committees and external boards. Click here for current Council Appointments.
Citizens may be appointed by council in a voluntary capacity to committees to share their local knowledge, expertise, and experience.
Find current Committee Opportunities.
Questions about committees of council can be directed to email@example.com.