Mayor and Council

The Municipality of Highlands East is governed by an elected Council of five members who serve for a four-year term. Council meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month and, if necessary, the fourth Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers located at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce, Ontario.

Council is comprised of five members:

  • 1 Mayor
  • 4 Ward Councillors

The Deputy Mayor is appointed from one of the Ward Councillors. Together, they provide municipal representation for all citizens. View our Ward Map to find your councillor.

The Municipality of Highlands East is one of four lower-tier municipalities within the County of Haliburton.

Council member contact information


A photo of Mayor Dave BurtonBurton, Dave

Phone: 705-448-9355

Ward 1 Councillor

A photo of Councillor Cam McKenzieMcKenzie, Cam

Phone: 613-339-2704

Ward 2 Councillor

A photo of Councillor Suzanne PartridgePartridge, Suzanne

Phone: 613-339-2365

Ward 3 Councillor and Deputy Mayor

A photo of Councillor and Deputy Mayor Cecil RyallRyall, Cecil

Phone: 705-447-3473

Ward 4 Councillor

A photo of Councillor Ruth StrongStrong, Ruth

Phone: 705-448-2847