Mayor Steve Schewel


  • President, The Independent Weekly
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University


  • Duke University, Ph.D. (Education)
  • Columbia University, M.A. (English)
  • Duke University, B.A. (English)
Elected to Council: 2017
Term Expires: 2019

City Council Committees Appointed by Mayor

  • Audit Services Oversight Committee
  • Durham Housing Authority Liaison
  • Durham Open Space and Trails Committee
  • Equal Business Opportunity Program (EBOP) Subcommittee
  • Joint City-County Committee - Alternate
  • Joint City-County Planning Committee (alternate)
  • Legislative Committee
  • Northeast Central Durham Subcommittee
  • Recreation Advisory Commission
  • Rolling Hills Steering Committee
  • Transportation Advisory Committee - Alternate
  • Triangle J Council of Governments (alternate)
  • Triangle J Task Force (alternate)

Community Involvement & Boards

  • Board Member and Past Chair, Durham Tech Community Foundation
  • Former Member and Vice-Chair, Durham Public Schools Board of Education
  • Founder and Board Member, Crayons2Calculators (Durham Teacher Warehouse)
  • Past Board Member, Durham Arts Council
  • Past Board Member, Durham Public Education Network
  • Past Board Member, Rural Advancement Fund
  • Past Board Member, Urban Ministries of Durham
  • Past Co-President, E.K. Powe PTA
  • Past Member, Blue Ribbon Commission on the Future of Durham High School
  • Past Member, Durham School Merger Issues Task Force
  • Past Member, WNCU Community Advisory Board
  • Past Member, WUNC Community Advisory Board
  • Youth Soccer Coach, 1994-2011