Committees of Council current opportunities

RMOW committee meeting image by Justa Jeskova

Committees are advisory in nature and function within the authority set out in their terms of reference or by bylaw. When citizen representatives are appointed, they serve in a voluntary capacity and bring local knowledge, expertise and experience to specific areas of civic concern.

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) invites applications for a member position on the Board of Variance. This voluntary role requires a three-year commitment from April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2027.

Operating under the authority of the Local Government Act, the Board rules on applications where compliance with any of the following would cause a person undue hardship:

Zoning and Parking Bylaw No. 303, 2015 regulations respecting the siting, dimensions or size of a building or structure, or the siting of a manufactured home in a manufactured home park.

• A subdivision servicing requirement under 506(1)(c) [provision of water, sewer and other systems] of the Local Government Act in an area zoned for agricultural or industrial use.

• The prohibition of a structural alteration or addition under section 531(1) [restrictions on alteration or addition while non-conforming use continued] of the Local Government Act.

• A tree protection bylaw under section 8(3)(c) [fundamental powers — trees] of the Community Charter.

• Exemption to relieve hardship from early termination of a land use contract under section 543 of the Local Government Act.

• Extent of damage to a non-conforming use property under section 544 of the Local Government Act.

Board Guidelines:

• The Board consists of three (3) members appointed by Council.

• Regular meetings of the Board are held on the last Monday of every month, except for December, at 5:30p.m.

• Members of the Board serve without remuneration for a three (3) year term.

• Members, officers and employees of the Resort Municipality of Whistler and members of the advisory planning commission, are not eligible to be appointed to the Board of Variance.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

• Experience in construction, development, design, planning or architecture.

• Ability to assess case-specific information and to visit sites under consideration.

• Ability to read architectural plans.

• Must be objective and exercise sound judgment.

Interested individuals are invited to apply by submitting a resume along with a brief statement outlining their interest in joining the Board of Variance.

By mail: Planning Department
Resort Municipality of Whistler
4325 Blackcomb Way
Whistler BC V8E 0X5

By email:

Submission deadline: February 23, 2024 at 5 p.m.