Councillor Vesna Higham

Councillor Vesna HighamVesna Higham

c/o Box 5008, Red Deer, AB T4N 3T4
403-505-1172 Cell

2021 Campaign Disclosure (pdf)

Council History

  • 2021 - Re-elected as Councillor
  • 2017 - Re-elected as Councillor
  • 2001 - 2004 Elected as Councillor



  • Nomination Committee
  • Tourism Red Deer Board
  • Westerner Park
  • Emergency Advisory Committee (alternate)


  • Audit Committee
  • City Manager Recruitment Committee
  • Emergency Management Committee
  • Library Board
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Urban Aboriginal Voices Society
  • City/County Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) Working Group
  • Red Deer & District Family and Community Support Services Board
  • Governance & Policy Committee
  • River Bend Golf and Recreation Society


  • Admitted to the Bar of Alberta, 1992
  • LL.B Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto
  • B.A. History, University of Saskatchewan

Public & Community Service

  • Chair, Red Deer Subdivision & Development Appeal Board (2016-2017)
  • Adjudicator, Central Alberta Regional Assessment Review Board (2017)
  • Board of Directors, Parkland Community Living & Supports Society (2010-present)
  • Adjudicator (public member), Alberta College of Professional Foresters (2010-present)
  • President, Lindsay Thurber Music Parent's Society (2016-2017)
  • Adjudicator & Course Facilitator, Alberta Municipal Government Board (2013-2016)
  • Stake Young Women President, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints (2013-2017)
  • Stake Media Relations Assistant Director, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (2008-2012)
  • Stake Institute Instructor, Weekly religious instruction for college-aged students (2004-2007)
  • High School Basketball Referee, Red Deer, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto (1990-2015)
  • Evaluation Chair-Executive Member, Central Alberta Basketball Officials Association (2011-2015)
  • Community Board Member, Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools

About Me

Doug and I have been happily married for 26 years, and are the proud parents of five wonderful children. As a family, we enjoy camping, hiking, gardening, sports of all kinds, family movie nights and board games (my all-time favorite is Sequence). I love walking in the great outdoors, especially forests and mountains, which is why I have a special affinity for our amazing trails and green spaces. I also love history, especially modern European and international relations, and writing. My favourite movies are "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Gladiator."