The Resort Municipality of Whistler or, “the Muni”, as it is referred to by locals, is responsible for delivering municipal programs and services for Whistler’s 14,000 permanent residents and an average of three million visitors each year.
From parks to snow clearing, engineering, recreation programming, resort planning, maintenance, and infrastructure, the Whistler Public Library, and the Whistler Fire Rescue Service, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is home to a broad range of local knowledge and professional expertise.
We’d like to introduce you to a few RMOW staff and share their reflections about working at the RMOW. You might even already recognize some of them: they are your neighbours and com-Muni-ty members.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler is grateful to work on the shared, unceded territory of the Lil’wat People, known in their language as Lil̓wat7úl, and the Squamish People, known in their language as Sḵwx̱wú7mesh. We respect and commit to a deep consideration of their history, culture, stewardship and voice. Find out more: Land Acknowledgment
“I feel I’m creating a foundation to shape the future of our society. I’m a big proponent for social learning: learning how to read people, to get along with others, to be kind and help people: to be an upstanding citizen.”
“I always like to say; ‘there’s never a stupid question’, because no matter what the question, our role really is to ensure the visitors have a great time, and feel valued and appreciated.”
“I aim to cultivate safe spaces for hard conversations in our community. I believe our library is a gateway for folks to engage in important discussions around diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
“One thing I wish I could remind people is that the Building Department is here to help.”