Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden announced today that she will not run for office in the 2018 municipal election in Whistler following a political career that spanned several decades.
Wilhelm-Morden served as a councillor for four terms during the period from December 1984 through December 2008. She was elected as Mayor in December 2011 for a three-year term and re-elected in 2014 for a four-year term. While there were breaks between some of her terms on council, by the end of the current term, she will have served for a total of 17 years.
During Wilhelm-Morden’s time in office, many of Whistler’s community milestones and changes took place. These include the startup of the Whistler Housing Authority and BC Transit service, and the building of such municipal infrastructure as Village North, Spruce Grove Park, Meadow Park Sports Centre, the Whistler Public Library building, and many others.
More recently during her terms as Mayor, many community priority projects have been a focus including the community-wide wayfinding program, the new Nesters Waste Depot, the Parkhurst Lands acquisition, Florence Petersen Park, the opening of the Audain Art Museum, as well as a community-wide focus on programs to improve and refine our community housing and transportation programs and infrastructure, and work toward a refreshed vision and official community plan to guide Whistler forward.
General Voting Day for the 2018 general local election across British Columbia is October 20, 2018. Local government elections are held every four years. Previously, elections were held every two years, and then three years, and in 2014 it was changed to four years.
Information about the municipal election in Whistler is available here and will be expanded as the election approaches.