Community members invited to provide feedback
Chief Administrative Officer Mike Furey presented the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s (RMOW) 2018 Corporate Plan, including the 2017 Annual Report, at the regular council meeting on June 5.
“The Corporate Plan is a great place to start,” said Mike Furey, “if you want to know what’s happening at Municipal Hall and in the community. Our elected Council and municipal staff serve 12,000 permanent residents and three million tourists annually across the resort and this special place that many of us call home.”
“It’s your municipal staff, who are landscaping parks and green spaces, paving or snow clearing the Valley Trail, registering you for programs at Meadow Park Sports Centre, upgrading pipes for stormwater or drinking water, helping you get a building permit or commercial vehicle pass. The Corporate Plan includes 2017 financial statements and, more importantly, it’s a tool for keeping us on track for the current year, as we prioritize work and projects to align with Council community priorities and budgets.”
The Corporate Plan is the organization’s key strategic planning document, which articulates annual community priorities, corporate goals, corporate strategies, key deliverables and employee objectives—all of which are aligned with Whistler’s vision and Official Community Plan (OCP), and the organization’s budget (or Five-Year Financial Plan). It is developed to reflect Council’s priorities, as well as the ongoing engagement between RMOW and the community throughout the year.
Phase One of the 2018 update to Whistler’s community vision and OCP—the highest-level, forward-looking guiding principles and polices for the Resort Municipality of Whistler— began in January, and Phase Two is continuing this summer. The next opportunity for community feedback on Whistler’s draft vision and OCP is at an open house on Monday, June 25. Find updates and information at whistler.ca/MyFutureWhistler.
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Find the 2018 Corporate Plan and plans from previous years at whistler.ca/corporateplan.
The RMOW’s Community Monitoring program measures both community performance indicators and corporate plan performance. On the community performance side, for example, in the “Enriching Community Life” section, there is a chart indicating the total number and percentage of Whistler’s workforce living locally every year since 2000, and in the “Ensuring Economic Viability” section, there is a chart indicating the total employed workforce every year since 2000.
The corporate plan performance reporting, includes data and trends for indicators such as greenhouse gas emissions, opportunities for community input into municipal decision making, and capital reserve levels.
The monitoring program tracks progress towards (or away from) Whistler’s community priorities and vision, guides decision-making, and ensures accountability, while informing and engaging community members and stakeholders. Water and energy use, visitor and community satisfaction levels, living income level, and financial performance of the organization are some of the 90 indicators used to measure success.
Corporate and community performance indicators, including the current results of the Community Life Survey, are updated annually as part of the municipality’s corporate planning process.