Members of the Board of Trustees

The Board of the Whistler Public Library is a committed group of people who love libraries and love Whistler. As appointees of the Mayor and Council, Board members work hard with the Library Director and staff to help make our library the dynamic, progressive, and inspiring place it is today. Specifically, the Board, along with the RMOW, has overall fiscal responsibility for the library. The Board’s other primary roles include helping to determine strategic priorities, developing policies, and hiring the Library Director. The Board meets the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. with the exception of the month of August. We are meeting virtually until further notice.

The WPL Board is operated pursuant to the BC Library Act.

Applications are being accepted for 2021 Trustee positions on the Whistler Public Library (WPL) Board. Library Board Trustees are appointed by the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) Council.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a resident or an elector of the RMOW.
  • Must not be a RMOW employee.
  • Must not be a WPL employee.

For further information on the responsibilities of the Board members, please contact Chair of the Selection Committee, Bevin Heath Ansley, at Deadline for submission is no later than 4 p.m., September 24, 2020.

2021 Library Board of Trustees Application Package


Board Members  


Executive Committee

  • Chair:  Christine Young
  • Vice Chair:  Mike Walsh
  • Past Chair: Bevin Heath Ansley
  • Library Director:  Elizabeth Tracy

Governance & Human Resources

  • Chair:  Josie Chuback
  • Ralph Forsyth
  • Bevin Heath Ansley


  • Chair: Mike Walsh
  • Sheilagh Martin
  • Thomas Sikora


  • Chair: Thomas Sikora
  • Jeff Murl


  • Thomas Sikora
  • Jeff Murl

Interlink Representative

  • Josie Chuback

Friends of the Library Representative

  • Sheilagh Martin
  • Bevin Heath Ansley

RMOW Council representative

  • Ralph Forsyth

Trustees “on call”

  • Karen Laughland


Board meeting minutes: found here.

Strategic Plan: Our current Strategic Plan (2018 to 2021) outlines the Library's priorities for the next four years.