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 on the first Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. with the exception of June, July, and August, where June is tentative and will be scheduled if needed. Board meetings are “hybrid” meaning they are both in person and virtual.

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

Board Members

Executive Committee

  • Chair: Sarene Bourdages
  • Vice Chair: Gail Banning
  • Karen Laughland

Governance & Human Resources

  • Chair: Gail Banning
  • Tina Young
  • Jessie Morden
  • Patricia Dagg

Advocacy & Fundraising

  • Chair: Karen Laughland
  • Sheilagh Martin
  • Ali Blancher
  • Cara Burrow
  • Mecki Fecundo
  • Gail Banning

Risk Management

  • Chair: Tina Young
  • Mike Walsh


  • Chair: Ali Blancher
  • Mike Walsh
  • Mecki Fecundo

Interlink Representative

  • Tina Young
  • Alternate: Patricia Dagg

Friends of the Library Representative

  • Sheilagh Martin

RMOW Council representative

  • Jessie Morden

Strategic Plan Steering Committee

  • Sarene Bourdages
  • Gail Banning
  • Tina Young
  • Sheilagh Martin

Board meeting minutes

Strategic Plan

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

Annual Reports

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