The Whistler Chamber of Commerce is calling on members to fill out a survey it will use to inform its advocacy efforts ahead of this fall's municipal election.
In an email to members Tuesday, Aug. 29, the resort's largest business network asked members to fill out the survey before tomorrow's midnight deadline to "help inform our advocacy priorities and enhance our understanding of the business community's perspectives on key issues."
The insights gleaned from the survey will be used to engage election candidates, the Resort Municipality of Whistler, and the wider community on the key issues before Whistlerites head to the polls on Oct. 15.
In an interview Monday, Aug. 28, board chair Diana Chan said the Chamber is looking to take on a bigger advocacy role heading into campaign season. The Chamber is also co-hosting an all-candidates meeting on Sept. 28 at the Maury Young Arts Centre, alongside Pique and Arts Whistler.
"That will be the culmination, but we’re actually going to be far more active leading up to it," Chan said of the meeting. "We’re not doing, ‘Come to this and be informed.' Our intent is to work with our partners to get the issues out there before the candidates meeting, so that the candidates and the community understand what those issues are."
The survey is only open to Chamber members and can be found at go.whistlerchamber.com/HaveYourSay. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes.