Governed by Mayor and Council, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is made up of several departments.
Municipal council represents the citizens of Whistler, providing community leadership by serving as the legislative and policy making body of the municipality. Mayor and council set policy, budgets and direction to the chief administrative officer (CAO).
RMOW departments include:
Administration: The chief administrative officer (CAO) assists council in the development of strategic plans that guide the resort community. The CAO executes the policies and objectives adopted by council and provides the coordinating link between council and municipal staff. The CAO is assisted by the general managers and the communications, legal services and human resources departments.
Human resources is responsible for payroll; benefits; recruitment; training and development; employee health and safety; and labour and employee relations.
Finance provides council, taxpayers, visitors and operating departments with leadership and resources for financial management.
Infrastructure Services provides for the physical infrastructure of the municipality including egineering services, transportation, transit, road maintenance, water supply, wastewater collection and treatment, solid waste management, recycling and composting. As well, this department also provides municipal central services including the operation of the work yards, centralized purchasing, and fleet management.
Corporate and Community Services include information technology, legislative services, library services, recreation facilities and programs. Community life also oversees RCMP, Fire Rescue Services and Bylaw Enforcement.
Resort experience’s mandate is to be a partner and leader in developing and maintaining a healthy, diversified and strong sustainable tourism economy as the RMOW moves towards sustainability. Resort experience is also responsible for resort planning; parks, trails and village and building maintenance; village animation and events; and the Village Host Program. Resort experience also provides leadership in strategic planning and the development of policies and practices that impact the community, such as the Whistler2020 Comprehensive Sustainability Plan and the Official Community Plan (OCP). It also collaborates with key resort stakeholders to develop and execute programs to attract incremental resort visits for the benefit of the entire community.
Municipal Plans and Strategies
The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is committed to long-term planning that ensures Whistler’s continued success as a mountain resort community and moves the resort toward a sustainable future. RMOW plans and strategies strive to maintain a high quality of life for all residents.
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