Nancy Wilhelm-Morden is the Mayor of Whistler.
Nancy Wilhelm-Morden was born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario. She came to Whistler in 1973 for a two-week holiday and soon made Whistler her permanent home.
Throughout the 70s, she attended Capilano College and Simon Fraser University on a part-time basis while living and working in Whistler. She held a variety of different jobs during that period including working as a server, a first aid attendant, and as part of the highway drilling, blasting and flagging crew. When Nancy and Ted (her future husband) arrived in Whistler, housing was in short supply so they lived in a cabin in the woods for four years.
Nancy completed her law degree at the University of British Columbia in 1983 and was called to the bar a year later. She practiced law in Vancouver until her first daughter was born and relocated her practice to Whistler in 1987. The following year, she became a partner in Race and Company, a law firm based in Whistler.:Nancy has served on six councils over the years:
- December 1984 - December 1986 (2 years)
- December 1988 - December 1990 (2 years)
- December 1996 - December 1999 (3 years)
- December 2005 - December 2008 (3 years)
- December 2011 - December 2014 (3 years)
- Re-elected as Mayor in December 2014
Nancy and her husband Ted have two daughters: Sarah and Jessie. In addition to downhill skiing, she enjoys cross country skiing, running and hiking. She is an avid gardener, loves being in the kitchen and enjoys travelling.