Heather Deal

City Council
“Vancouver’s arts scene is world-class and we want to strengthen and expand it.”

Heather Deal has served as a Vancouver City Councillor since 2005, and was a Park Board Commissioner from 2002 to 2005. Heather is a professional biologist and a long-time environmental educator and activist, and sings with the Vancouver Bach Choir, which she served as President of their board. She was born in England, raised in Michigan, moved to Vancouver in 1984 and proudly became a Canadian citizen in 1991.

Heather has brought her passion for our urban ecosystems, arts and culture and accessibility to City Hall. She is a director of Metro Vancouver, sits on the Metro Waste Committee and has been the liaison to the city's Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee for six years. Heather has been council’s point person on bringing fun and festive events to all corners of Vancouver, from introducing new street food carts to our streets, to championing live-work spaces and the reduction of red tape for new performance spaces, to promoting and encouraging large-scale arts celebrations like the Cultural Olympiad and Summer Live.

Heather is a long-time resident of Kits and has lived in Vancouver for 27 years.