Councillor-elect Cathy Jewett was officially sworn in at a ceremony at Maury Young Arts Centre on Tuesday morning.
"I'd like to acknowledge my fellow candidates in the past byelection — they are all passionate Whistlerites and I look forward to seeing them next year in the election," Jewett said after reciting her Oath of Office and signing it along with the Honourable Judge William Rodgers.
"I also look forward to finding common ground with my fellow councillors and with our mayor so that we can collaboratively make good decisions for Whistler and have an impact that is felt more broadly.
"I would like to invite our voters, residents — short-term and long-term — to continue to give us feedback and consult with us to help mayor, council and staff work towards finding solutions to issues that affect us.
"My decisions will be guided by putting our community first. Thank you for your support in the past byelection, and now we get to work."
The ceremony was held early Tuesday morning to allow Jewett to participate in the day's council meetings, she said afterwards.
"I've got to say it's kind of emotional," she said of the proceedings.
"Now I go into the closed meetings, so I get to start dialogue with mayor, council and staff, and I'm looking forward to that."
Jewett will be officially introduced at tonight's council meeting, which starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Maury Young Arts Centre.