Whistler appoints new general manager 

Norm McPhail to head up department of corporate and community services

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The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) has appointed Norm McPhail as its new general manager of corporate and community services.

“Norm brings many years of extensive management and leadership experience from a long and distinguished career with the RCMP. Many community members will know Norm from his 11 years of service with the Whistler RCMP detachment,” said Mike Furey, chief administrative officer (CAO) for the RMOW.

“We look forward to welcoming Norm back to Whistler as part of our team.” He starts in the role October 21, 2013.

McPhail has served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for more than 30years, most recently as the officer in charge of the Nanaimo Detachment.

He has a diverse policing background which includes operations, administration, training, First Nations policing, international relations, policing capacity research and international event planning and management.

In 2003, he received the Lieutenant Governor's Meritorious Service Medal in recognition of his role during the Okanagan and Kootenay area firestorm events. He is also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the RCMP Distinguished Service Medal.

The general manager of corporate and community services reports to the CAO and is accountable for the overall direction and management of the Corporate and Community Services Division.

As a member of the senior management team, the general manager assists in creating and implementing strategic direction for the organization.

The Corporate and Community Services Division includes the following municipal areas of responsibility: financial services, information technology, recreation services, protective services, legislative services, and library services.

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