Council

Whistler's council is comprised of a mayor and six councillors who are elected for a three-year term.

The primary functions of municipal council are:

  • To establish administrative policy
  • To adopt bylaws governing matters delegated to local government through the Local Government Act and the Community Charter, along with other Provincial statutes for the protection of the public
  • To levy taxes for these purposes.

Municipal council represents the citizens of Whistler, providing community leadership by serving as the legislative and policy making body of the municipality. The mayor and council approve policy and budgets and provide direction to the chief administrative officer.

Council is responsible for:

  • Providing good government for its community
  • Providing works, services, facilities, and other things that the municipality considers necessary or desirable for all or part of the community
  • Providing stewardship of the public assets of the community
  • Fostering the current and future economic, social and environmental well being of the community
     

Governance Manual

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW)’s Council Governance Manual provides a framework and guidelines for effective and accountable municipal operations.
 

About Your Council

The RMOW council is comprised of the mayor and six councillors. Find information about your council members.

About Your Council
 

Council Meeting Schedule

The schedule of regular council meetings is posted annually. Regular council meetings take place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Maurice Young Millennium Place (4335 Blackcomb Way).

Council Meeting Schedule
 

Council Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Find current and archived council agendas, packages, minutes and briefs.

Council Meeting Agenda and Minutes
 

Watch Council Meetings

Live streaming video of council meetings is available online.  Archives, sorted by date and by subject, are also available the day following each council meeting.

Watch Council Meetings
 

Writing to Council

Members of the public can write to mayor and council by mail or email. Correspondence to mayor and council received by noon prior to a regular or special council meeting will be included in the council agenda.

Writing to Council
 

Presenting to Council

Members of the public can make presentations and appear as a delegation before council at regular council meetings.

Presenting to Council
 

Freedom of the Municipality

The Freedom of the Municipality honours citizens for their outstanding contributions to the community, and in practical terms gives the recipient the right to vote in Whistler elections regardless of property ownership or residency in Whistler.

Freedom of the Municipality
 

Visiting Delegations

The RMOW hosts visiting delegations seeking information about the municipal organization, programs and services.

Visiting Delegations
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about contacting, presenting to, or writing to council, or attending council meetings.

Frequently Asked Questions