I have followed the local political scene for years however until now I have never considered a seat at the council table. My views on some of the current issues we face are outlined below. These issues are important and solutions are complex however they should not be pursued at the expense of the fundamental requirement of Mayor and Council – to get things done, operate efficiently and effectively and respect the taxpayers who pay the bills.
Gord Annand and his wife Susan began their relationship with Whistler back in 1965 as renters and weekenders. In 1988 the two made their first permanent investment in Nordic Estates as second homeowners. In 2004 they parted ways with their Vancouver roots and moved fulltime to Whistler to pursue their outdoor interests in skiing, golf and the outdoors. Gord began working part time for Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Safety as Team Lead from 2006-2016.
Our issues are not unique to Whistler. They are common to many communities in British Columbia and throughout Canada. The incoming council will be faced with tough decisions and not everyone will be happy with the solutions however it is time to formulate a plan, take action and provide the taxpayer with a clear direction on how to move forward in an efficient and timely manner.
While it is critical for the mayor and council to move forward on these initiatives, it is also fundamental to involve the community in the most important decisions.
Get out and vote for Gord Annand