Strategic Planning Committee

Cheakamus Crossing community

The Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) is a Select Committee of Council consisting of council, staff and community members – each bringing a unique perspective in determining key considerations relative to community planning and management of future land uses and activities within the Resort Municipality of Whistler.

This Committee was established with the adoption of the Terms of Reference on May 28, 2019, with the objective to act in an advisory capacity, to support Council in its decision making related to community and land use planning and growth management.

Primary goals

  • Provide input to long term strategy development for community and land use planning activities within the municipal boundaries;
  • Provide strategic input for potential amendments to the Official Community Plan (OCP) and major development projects being considered in the RMOW;
  • Establish guiding metrics and targets to effectively manage and balance Whistler’s resort and community capacity while protecting Whistler’s unique sense of place and meeting the community’s long term needs.

Committee Members

Council Representatives: Mayor Jack Crompton (Chair), Councillor Cathy Jewett and Councillor Arthur De Jong.

  • Emily Amirault, Member-at-Large
  • Dave Brownlie, Member-at-Large
  • David Dale-Johnson, Member-at-Large
  • Robyn Spencer, Member-at-Large
  • Dave Williamson, Member-at-Large
  • Virginia Cullen, Chief Administrative Officer, RMOW
  • Jessie Gresley-Jones, General Manager, Resort Experience, RMOW
  • Mike Kirkegaard, Planning Director, RMOW
  • Richard Kemble, Strategy Analyst, RMOW & Recording Secretary

Meeting schedule

As required, via Zoom until further notice.

Please note we are returning to in person meetings beginning December 10th, 2021.

Meeting agendas and minutes

* Strategic Planning Committee minutes have been subject to Section 90 of the Community Charter

March 13, 2023PDF
June 27, 2022 (regular)PDF 
June 27, 2022 (closed)PDF 
April 22, 2022PDF 
March 28, 2022PDF 
March 1, 2022CANCELLED 
December 10, 2021PDFPDF
October 18, 2021PDF 
August 23, 2021PDF 
May 25, 2021PDF 
February 22, 2021PDF 
October 26, 2020PDF 
August 24, 2020PDF 
July 22, 2020PDF 
February 24, 2020PDF 
December 10, 2019PDF 
October 21, 2019PDF 


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