This is where you can find as much info about each candidate as they're willing to put out there. You'll find their smiley face, a bio, and links to any website, Facebook page, or any other digital presence they may have.
There are 7 candidates in total, each presented in alphabetical order. (Just as they'll appear on the ballot.)
"I'm Steve, I have lived in whistler for 13 years and skied here for 31. I live it. I love the access to natural wonders, the people, the dogs, and so much more. But over my
"I've been in Whistler since 2002. I've worked all over: from coffee shops, front desk, call centre reservations, landscaping and of course volunteering a year or two on the
For fun, I like organizing the weights at the gym and long rides through the bush on my dirt bike. I also collect stamps and vintage sewing machines."
You can find out more at: facebook.com/KaleeEderWhistler
You can also contact her directly at kwhistler(at)letterboxes.org. (<-security precaution to prevent bots from scraping the address, but you should know what symbol to use after kwhistler.)
Cathy Jewett is a long time resident of Whistler and a passionate community member. Cathy has lived in Whistler since 1976 raising two children in Whistler.
Her volunteer activities in Whistler have focused on
Cathy was a founding member of AWARE (Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment) and served on the early executive as Vice President of Recycling.
Her passion to improve life in our community is demonstrated in her current role as Chair of Communities That Care Whistler, an organization that focuses on programs and resources for local youth, children and families such as parent education and youth mental health support. Cathy championed the survey of young adults 19 – 30 designed to understand the challenges they face. She also serves on the Community Foundation of Whistler Youth Committee.
Working in the tourist industry for most of her career as a Professional Ski Patroller and more recently in a supervisory role with the Safety Department at Whistler Blackcomb, her goal is ensuring that our guests have the safest and most positive experience possible.
In 2016 Cathy was awarded “Whistler Citizen of the Year”. Her other volunteer activities include WORCA Ride Guide, Audain Museum Docent as well as other supporting roles at community events.
Cathy will use her passion, energy and extensive community knowledge as a member of the RMOW Council to ensure Whistler to continues to be a great place to live, work and do business.
Janice Catherine Lloyd
The Profile that was published in the Whistler Question on Oct. 23 can be found on our Media page.
* My “EMBOW “ Development !!! *
Last night on Worca candidate meeting I finally exposed my plan , my VISION for long term housing solution for whistler.
It received a lot of interest and I even Got very kind words from jack crompton on the
EMBOW is an expansion of Rainbow neighbourhood that might one day reach Emerald, it will allow locals to live in the more desirable north-of-the-village area, away from the village crowds, and won’t be affected by Vail’s future expansion. It will be an all-WHA community, housing low-income (and) high-income (earners), newcomers, established locals, whites, Latinos, natives and all other nationalities all in one community.
EMBOW will have a stroll on the edge of rainbow over looking green lake and Whistler Blackcomb mountains which will grow as neighbourhood grows, maybe one day reach Emerald?
It will have a local pub for apres ski away from town.
The best thing about Embow is that when all visitors to whistler ski on the peak of blackcomb they will be able to see how whistler solved its housing crisis.
And that’s a “win” whistler needs after the bad press we got last year .
I will push this vision whether I get elected or not, as I believe me and all of Whistler (who are all my friends) would be happy to call Embow home.
I also presented the audience with a piece of land currently available , it needs to be rezone for high density and will set the tone that all future developments done between rainbow and emerald are FOR LOCALS !!!!
I have given my statement regarding last nights meeting to the pique today .
I was also asked about that vacant land . I replied “no comment” .
Brandon from the PIQUE refused my request for the recording of our conversation....(?)
I think we need to make sure the right person gets this land and muni needs to get involved and cater to affordable housing .
I’d like to see “ski resort” style look to neighbourhood and “Tofino” style local businesses - not big chains!!
Interesting to see if anyone tries to ruin this just to make $$$ . That would be sad.
Action must be taken now!
Smart people - get to work ...!
“EMBOW 2024 3/4 “
I already got so many people to pay attention - I can get the rest of the muni do the same.
Its only a draft and it can be done many ways, Im not a know it all - Lets get all you smart people thinking how to make it work.
** just a reminder to all - after the Olympics, Cheakamus was the “up and coming residential area“ full of stroller pushing moms :), it also did not have a grocery store (or a gas station)
So why did we excavate a whole new neighbourhood north of village in rainbow when there is so much Olympics land available in cheakamus?
That’s right - cause more affluent loclas don’t want to live south of the village, so all the 500k - 1 million dollar homes where built in rainbow.
And btw - none of them have an “environmental construction” to make a show...only cheakamus locals get that.
Haters welcome to show THEIR housing solutions.......
Kate and her young son made Whistler and the Sea to Sky their home 12 years ago. She knows Whistler as a mother, a renter, a WHA wait-lister and the Myrtle Philip Community School DPAC representative. Kate has worked at Whistler Blackcomb over the last decade, which has provided her with in-depth understanding of Whistler’s special place within a sustainable tourism economy. Her time served on provincial level boards, municipal committees of council and as director of the Delta and Prince George Chambers of Commerce, brings real-world experience working with all levels of government to effect lasting change. Kate’s understanding of Whistler as our home and as a resort, combined with her small business resourcefulness, brings a balanced and connected view of the challenges facing Whistler today. Kate is committed to finding sustainable solutions that make sense for our community, now and into the future. Kate would also like you to know her complete answers to the quesions posed by the Whistler Question on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 What do you think is the most important issue facing Whistler right now? What do you think the municipality should do about housing? What's the biggest strength you would bring to the council table?
We are all feeling the pressures on the livability and collective health of our community. We need to find that right balance between being a resort, as well as our home. To find that happy medium, we need to focus on housing, transportation, environmental and economic management issues, with each element vital to shaping our next steps. We have the opportunity to collaboratively identify how responsible tourism fits for Whistler and, together, find solutions that manage our growth, maintain a stable economy, and, most importantly, keep Whistler that special place we know and love.
What would your priority be for the one-year term?
The priority over the next year is to jump on board a council in motion and be an effective and informed voice. I will work with RMOW Council and Staff on processes underway, such as the Whistler Community Forum on November 2 to help us all understand the next steps for our community, and I will build upon funding models that support transit growth and carpool programs that provide real incentive to share the ride. At the same time, I will seek opportunities to work with the Provincial government on the universal childcare program and how it may benefit Whistler’s hardworking families. I have direct experience working collaboratively with community stakeholders, local businesses and all levels of government and would be able to roll up my sleeves immediately.
As a renter, single parent and someone who has been on the WHA waitlist for 7 years, I understand the increasing pressures of securing a long term home. I believe in housing options that address the full range of the spectrum, from young workers here for a season, to children and families, to our aging population. The Housing Task Force identified several recommendations to be discussed at the Whistler Community Forum on November 2, most notably opportunities for over 1,000 beds to be added to the inventory over the next 5 years and refinements to the WHA program to ensure compliance. I think we need to continue to engage the business community and our larger employers to address the seasonal workforce housing shortages and investigate the Provincial modular housing program and how it might fit here in Whistler.
I bring a unique understanding of Whistler from the perspectives of community, the resort industry, tourism, and enterprise. I have direct experience working on the issues of housing, transportation, resort operations and tourism. I have been very fortunate to work with leaders across BC, visionaries of the mountain resort industry here in Whistler, as well as, the honour of working with Squamish and Lil’wat Nation Leadership in the creation of landmark and lasting community partnerships. I am a strategic thinker and collaborator with strong business acumen and passion for our community. My diverse skillset brings invaluable insight when looking for solutions to manage our growth, maintain a stable economy and, most importantly, ensure the special character of our home.
Kate has worked at Whistler Blackcomb over the last decade, which has provided her with in-depth understanding of Whistler’s special place within a sustainable tourism economy. Her time served on provincial level boards, municipal committees of council and as director of the Delta and Prince George Chambers of Commerce, brings real-world experience working with all levels of government to effect lasting change.
Kate’s understanding of Whistler as our home and as a resort, combined with her small business resourcefulness, brings a balanced and connected view of the challenges facing Whistler today. Kate is committed to finding sustainable solutions that make sense for our community, now and into the future.
Kate would also like you to know her complete answers to the quesions posed by the Whistler Question on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
What do you think is the most important issue facing Whistler right now?
What do you think the municipality should do about housing?
What's the biggest strength you would bring to the council table?