Community Engagement & Cultural Services

The Resort Municipality of Whistler’s Community Engagement and Cultural Services division includes the following departments.

Division Contact

604-935-8252 | Karen Elliott, General Manager


Whistler’s Recreation Services Department is responsible for recreation programs, services and facilities, including:

604-935-PLAY (7529)


Whistler Public Library

The Whistler Public Library provides a full range of traditional and digital information services, outreach to schools, and programs for Whistler residents and visitors.

The Whistler Public Library is a department of the RMOW and is led by an independent board of trustees, appointed by Whistler council. The Whistler Public Library building is a multiple award-winning LEED Gold municipal facility, completed in 2008.


Whistler Public Library


The communications department supports the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) by communicating the government’s diverse programs, services and initiatives to the community, and by facilitating opportunities for community engagement.

The communications department is responsible for working with all Resort Municipality of Whistler departments, projects, programs and facilities to deliver effective communications and community engagement initiatives. The department works with partners to promote Whistler and share the successes of our community and municipal government.

The responsibilities of the communications department include:

  • Communications planning for RMOW programs, services and initiatives
  • Providing and delivering public information
  • Website development and management
  • Facilitation of corporate social media
  • News releases and community advisories
  • Media relations
  • Publication of Whistler Today e-newsletter
  • Organizational guidelines and support for communications materials

The department is also responsible for the role of Information Officer in the event of an activation of the Emergency Operations Centre during a community emergency.


Village Events and Animation

Village Events and Animation staff are responsible for:

Bob Andrea
Manager, Village Animation and Events