The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is leading a process to update Whistler’s community-wide vision and the Official Community Plan (OCP) this spring. Through a series of community events and online engagement activities, everyone is encouraged to share their ideas about the future of our resort community.
The first step is to revisit the guiding vision. Many people were involved in creating the Whistler2020 vision, and this new process is meant to build on its foundation. Whistler2020 was developed in 2004 and 2005, and the detailed vision has served Whistler over the years that followed, helping to inform decisions and dialogue. Progress towards the vision has been tracked and reported annually. Learn more: www.whistler.ca/monitoring.
The second part of the project will focus on updating the OCP and will be a continuation of the 2010-2013 OCP process. Between 2010 and 2012, there was an intensive 20-month period of community engagement, policy development, document preparation and referrals.
Over the coming months, there will be a number of opportunities for residents, stakeholders and partner organizations to meaningfully participate, including two community forum events, two questionnaires in online and paper options, and feedback postcards around town—all with the aim of seeking broad community input. More details about how to participate in the planning process will be shared and ongoing project updates will be posted online: www.whistler.ca/2018OCP
Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden encourages everyone to get involved. “Whether you’ve been a Whistler resident for 30 years, three years, or three months, your voice is an important part of our story. Whistler’s continued success needs to include perspectives from our early community days, as well as more recent experiences.”
Community Vision Meeting
March 5, 4-5:30 p.m. (drop-in) and 5:30-8 p.m. presentations and discussions.
Whistler Conference Centre, foyer
RSVP for the meeting at www.whistler.ca/MyFutureWhistler.
Community members who are unable to attend the presentation component of the Forum in the evening are welcome to drop-in between 4 and 5:30 p.m. to provide input using posters and workbooks, and to ask questions. At 5:30 there will be presentations, followed by more opportunities for input, questions and discussion. Food and child-minding will be provided from 5:30 onwards to make it convenient and welcoming for community members to participate. This is the first of several engagement opportunities, and throughout the process, information will be shared online and through various media channels.
There are many ways to stay connected to the project as it unfolds: