Red Deer City Council approved the 2050 vision, setting the path for the city’s future during the June 24 regular council meeting.  

The city first began the consultation process to create a community vision in 2022.  

Red Deer’s vision for 2050 is, “Red Deer is vibrant and visionary, grounded in connection and growing in diversity.”  

“I am excited to share this vision for Red Deer with council, our organization, and the community,” said Tricia Hercina, Business Excellence Manager. “While 2050 seems so far away, we need a beacon of progress and possibility to drive towards – not only as an organization but as a community. This is that beacon to create a Red Deer that is vibrant and visionary, grounded in connection and growing in diversity.”  

The vision statement was developed for the community’s development and growth, to serve as the collective voice of Red Deerians, shaping the trajectory of the city’s future, the City of Red Deer’s website said.   

“The Guiding Stars for Red Deer are intended to inspire us, to create focus and intention on where Red Deer strives to be in 2050,” said Hercina. “Our community is encouraged to use these guiding stars to navigate our future together.”  

The vision will be used to develop the city’s new official city plan to guide and direct future growth and development while balancing the environmental, social, and economic needs of the community.