The 2021 Civic Service Awards nomination period is now closed.
The Civic Service Awards are held annually to recognize individuals that bring distinction to themselves and to the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) in volunteer roles through committees and boards of Council.
Nominations for Civic Service Awards were received from September 7, 2021 to September 24, 2021 by:
- RMOW employees who administer a Select Committee of Council or Council-appointed Board (Board of Variance and Library Board of Trustees),
- Select Committee of Council or Council-appointed Board members who aren't RMOW employees.
The Civic Service Awards will be presented at Regular Council meeting on October 19, 2021 at Maury Young Arts Centre to recognize the three successful 2021 recipients.
Committees assist Council and provide opportunities for public involvement in municipal matters. In 2021, the RMOW has 19 Council-appointed active committees and boards that have external members appointed to them. Each year, the RMOW engages with a number of community organizations and has more than 100 individuals volunteering on the committees and boards.
Learn more about Committees and Boards.
- Must be an active member of a RMOW Select Committee of Council, Municipal Corporation or Council-Appointed Board,
- Must be a volunteer or unpaid role,
- RMOW employees are not eligible and cannot receive a Civic Service Award,
- Self-nominations are not accepted.
2020 Award Recipients
Whistler’s Council presented three Civic Service Awards to recognize Bevin Heath Ansley, Dave Williamson and Jonathan Decaigny for their volunteer contributions on Council committees and Boards. 2020 was the seventh year that Civic Service Awards were presented to acknowledge Council committee and board volunteers for their achievements and service to the Whistler Community.
Bevin Heath Ansley's award was for her work on the Whistler Public Library Board of Trustees. The Whistler Public Library Board of Trustees works with the Library Director and staff to help make the Whistler Public Library a dynamic, progressive, and inspiring place. Specifically, the Board, along with the Resort Municipality of Whistler, oversees fiscal responsibility for the library, helping to determine strategic priorities and developing policies. The Library Board has benefited greatly from Bevin's expertise and insights. During her first 2 years, Bevin stepped up as Chair of the Human Resources and Governance Committee of Council. While on the Library Board, Bevin provided leadership and support to all trustees and represented the Library at various events through the BC Library Association and the BC Library Trustees Association.
Dave Williamson's award was for his work on the Strategic Planning Committee. The Strategic Planning Committee is a select Committee of Council whose role is to support Council in its decision making related to Community and land use planing and growth management. Dave's long and strategic view of Whistler provided insights about what is important for consider. He has been a valuable member of the Strategic Planning Committee, involved with the Whistler Community for over 30 years. Described as enthusiastic, focused and thoughtful, Dave has volunteered for many organizations.
Jonathan's award was for his work on the Whistler Housing Authority Board of Directors. The main goal of the Whistler Housing Authority is to ensure that the majority of Whistler employees can live in the community in which they work. To achieve this objective, Whistler Housing Authority partners with the Community to provide and sustain a range of housing options for those who live and work in Whistler. Jonathan has been a committed volunteer for 14 years and the Whistler Housing Authority has greatly benefited from his leadership and perspective. Jonathan helped strengthen Whistler's profile of having one of the most innovative and relevant affordable housing program across Canada.