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About Your Council
The mayor and six councillors were elected on November 19, 2011 for a three-year term. Members of Whistler council include:
- Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden
- Councilllor Jack Crompton
- Councillor Jayson Faulkner
- Councillor John Grills
- Councillor Duane Jackson
- Councillor Andrée Janyk
- Councillor Roger McCarthy
Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden
Nancy Wilhelm-Morden was born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario. She came to Whistler in 1973 for a two-week holiday and soon made Whistler her permanent home.
Throughout the 70s, she attended Capilano College and Simon Fraser University on a part-time basis while living and working in Whistler. She held a variety of different jobs during that period including working as a server, a first aid attendant, and working as part of the highway drilling, blasting and flagging crew. When Nancy and Ted (her future husband) arrived in Whistler, housing was in short supply so they lived in a rustic cabin for four years.
Nancy completed her law degree at the University of British Columbia in 1983 and was called to the bar a year later. She practiced law in Vancouver until her first daughter was born and relocated her practice to Whistler in 1987. The following year, she became a partner in Race and Company, a law firm based in Whistler.
Nancy has served on four councils over the years:
December 1984 - December 1986 (2 years)
December 1988 - December 1990 (2 years)
December 1996 - December 1999 (3 years)
December 2005 - December 2008 (3 years)
Nancy and her husband Ted have two daughters; Sarah and Jessie. In addition to downhill skiing, she enjoys cross-country skiing, running and hiking. She is an avid gardener, loves being in the kitchen and enjoys travelling.
Councillor Jack Crompton
Jack Crompton has deep roots in Whistler and is passionate about the future of his community. His grandparents were original shareholders in the Garibaldi Lift Company and built the Clock Tower Hotel.
Jack's professional life has focused mainly on transportation. He founded Whistler Resort Cabs and operated the company until 2008. He is now President of RideBooker; a company that offers ground transportation (taxi, bus, and limousine) across Canada and the United States. His company operates the Whistler Shuttle, a shuttle service that links Vancouver to Whistler. Jack’s business focus has been creating software tools for the transportation industry.
Jack has a Bachelor of Science in Cell and Developmental Biology with a minor in Kinesiology. He is currently working on his Master’s at Regent College, a seminary at the University of British Columbia.
Jack is Vice President of the Whistler Youth Soccer Club. He is a board member with the Rotary Club of Whistler, the Whistler Interfaith Society (WIS) and The North Face Whistler Half Marathon.
Jack and his wife Carolyn have four children; Georgia, Margaret, Van and Harriet.
Councillor Jayson Faulkner
Jayson Faulkner grew up skiing in Whistler and later decided to make Whistler his full-time home. He graduated in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and holds a diploma in Ski Area Management from Humber College in Toronto.
He started a retail business and mountain guiding service that operated for more than 20 years while also working in resort marketing and ski area operations as Marketing Manager with Whistler Mountain. He also was VP of Sales and Marketing at Arcteryx, a technical apparel and equipment manufacturer in North Vancouver.
Jayson has three sons who are passionate mountain bikers, “products” of the Whistler Bike park. He was also the founding president of the Whistler section of the Alpine Club of Canada and Chair of the Spearhead Hut Committee. A keen backcountry skier and hiker, paraglider, mountain biker and motorcyclist, he loves to climb when time permits.
Councillor John Grills
John Grills was born and raised in Toronto. In the mid 70s, he planted his western roots after spending a few winters in Whistler and summers on Vancouver’s beaches as a lifeguard.
His career in the hospitality industry began with the Keg Restaurants in 1979, which eventually brought him back to Whistler to open the Keg at the Mountain. He later worked at Araxi and also started the Savage Beagle.
A management position at Expo 86 took him back to Vancouver where he met his future wife, Lorraine. They returned to Whistler as a couple in 1987 and he continued his career managing various restaurants, including Blackcomb Mountain food operations.
John and his wife have three children; Chantelle, a forestry student at the University of British Columbia, Brendan, a science and aviation student at the University of Waterloo, and Ryan, who is currently attending Whistler Secondary School.
John has sat on various committees including the Whistler Chamber of Commerce, the Restaurant Association of Whistler, Tourism Whistler’s Commercial Core, One Whistler and chaired the Liquor Licensing Advisory Committee. He is also the president of Le Chamois strata council and was awarded the Business Person of the Year in 1996 and Coach of the Year for Whistler Minor Hockey in 2005.
Councillor Duane Jackson
Duane Jackson arrived in Whistler in 1991 from New Zealand. He came to Whistler to ski, after spending a year touring and working in Europe, but soon made Whistler his permanent home.
Duane has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Auckland and a Master's degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California.
In addition to designing many custom homes, he has also been involved in various development projects in Whistler. Duane is currently a partner in the Stonebridge Development above Alta Lake. Stonebridge was the first development in Whistler to incorporate Protected Area Network (PAN) principles to define the development areas and protect undeveloped land. In addition to dedicating significant areas of park land, Stonebridge developed the Valley Trail from Alta Lake Road to the south end of Alta Lake. His company also built and improved a number of mountain bike trails such as the Danimal, Beaver Pass, and new trails around Beaver Lake.
Duane has served on two boards on a volunteer basis; the Whistler Housing Authority (2003-2006) and the Whistler 2020 Development Corporation (2004-present). He is committed to working for the success of the community and contributing to initiatives that address both the social and business challenges of today and tomorrow.
Councillor Andrée Janyk
Andrée Janyk started skiing at the age of two, and from that early age the mountains and skiing have always been a part of her life.
Andrée was a member of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team in the late 60s and then went on to complete a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University and then a Master’s degree as a PhD candidate at the University of Brussels.
Andrée has held a variety of positions from presenting scientific papers in Europe, to ski coaching in the US, Canada and Europe, to leading the first Fitness Leadership Certificate program at Capilano University.
She also held the position of Whistler school trustee for the Sea-to-Sky School District for 12 years. She is a dedicated volunteer and was recognized as the 2010 Whistler Volunteer of the Year.
Andrée and her husband Bill are parents to three young adults, two of whom are Olympians in alpine skiing. The family made Whistler their permanent home in 1995 because Whistler offered the flexibility in schooling that their children needed in addition to the right business opportunities for their family.
Councillor Roger McCarthy
Roger McCarthy was born and raised in New Zealand. In 1971, he arrived in Whistler for six months to work in a hotel and stayed for 20 years.
Roger’s career has taken him from working as a lift operator, to managing lift operations, and overseeing both safety and lift operations departments at Whistler Mountain. In 1990, he left Whistler Mountain to join Blackcomb Mountain as Director of Human Resources. He was also part of a team that transformed the Tremblant resort from a bankrupt enterprise into a world class resort and created the Mont Tremblant Resort Association, modeled after Tourism Whistler.
Since 1991, he has held senior management positions in major ski resorts in Canada and across five states in the USA. Roger currently owns and manages a resort consulting company with clients throughout North America and sits on the board of Alpine Canada.
Roger has one son, who is attending college in Colorado. He has many passions but he lives to ski and ride his bike.