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The best part, he says, is just how well everyone on council gets along. "I was hopeful that we could work together, you know, but I didn't really know how the dynamics would play out. The biggest surprise for me is how much I respect and like the other people around the table. Whether Jack or Duane, Andrée or John, Nancy or Roger, each is an expert in his own field. And that gives us all a tremendous amount of trust in each other's opinions."
He pauses for just a beat. "But it's more than that," he says. "This is a really hard-working group of people. And they really care about the community. But they still like to have fun. They smile a lot. They laugh. And for me, that makes all the difference."
This is the last in the Alta States series on Whistler's councillors as they mark one year on the job. You can find them on www.piquenewsmagazine.com starting Oct.11, 2012.
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