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
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.
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 Agenda and Minutes
Find current and archived council agendas, packages, minutes and briefs.
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.
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.
Presenting to Council
Members of the public can make presentations and appear as a delegation before council at regular council meetings.
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.
The RMOW hosts visiting delegations seeking information about the municipal organization, programs and services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to frequently asked questions about contacting, presenting to, or writing to council, or attending council meetings.