STEPHEN HIGHERS TO RUN FOR TAHLEQUAH CITY COUNCIL WARD 3
Stephen Highers is a product of rural, northeast Oklahoma. Growing up the son of small business owners, Stephen learned the power of hard work, the strength of small town Oklahoma and the need to build lasting, solid relationships. These are characteristics that Stephen has carried with him throughout his personal and professional life.
“Tahlequah is my home and I want the best for this community and its residents. I am running for city council because I believe I can make a difference. I have a proven track record of working within Tahlequah and the region on a wide range of issues from small business creation and retention to strategic planning and community development,” said Stephen Highers.
A graduate of Northeastern State University, Stephen worked for 7.5 years as the central field representative for U.S. Congressman Dan Boren. During this time, he traveled northeast Oklahoma, working with community and civic leaders to bring resources and solutions to issues facing rural Oklahoma by helping communities embrace a spirit of cooperation to help expand the economy and increase the quality of life in these areas.
Stephen currently works for the Cherokee Nation as the Entrepreneur Development Manager in the Small Business Assistance Center overseeing the SBAC entrepreneurial development and business coaching programs which provide economic, business, community development and financing opportunities to businesses within Tahlequah and northeast Oklahoma. Stephen has helped businesses open, expand and thrive in Tahlequah, allowing them to create jobs and foster economic growth.
Stephen has also worked with many Tahlequah and Cherokee County organizations such as the Tahlequah Kiwanis Club, Northeast Oklahoma Regional Alliance, Young Professional Club of Tahlequah and the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce. He is very active with Northeastern State University where he currently serves as President of the NSU Alumni Association and is an active member of St. Basil's Episcopal Church serving on the church’s finance committee.
Stephen is married to Cami Highers and they have one son, Jack, and are expecting their second child in May 2015.
“I know I can be a strong voice for Ward 3 and a positive influence for the future of Tahlequah. I humbly ask for your support and your vote on February 10,” said Highers.
To learn more about Stephen and keep updated on what is happening with Stephen’s campaign or volunteer to be a part of the Highers team visit www.stephenhighers.com.