Stephen M. Schewel


  • 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: 2011-2017
Elected Mayor: 2017
Re-Elected Mayor: 2019 
Current Term Expires: 2021

City Council Committees Appointed by Mayor

  • Audit Services Oversight Committee
  • Council Procedures Committee
  • Durham Chamber of Commerce
  • Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro MPO Board (Alternate)
  • Gang Reduction Strategy Steering Committee
  • GoTriangle Board of Trustees
  • Homeless Services Advisory Committee
  • Joint City/County Committee
  • Leadership Committee
  • Legislative Committee
  • North Carolina Metropolitan Mayors Coalition
  • Triangle COB Mayors & County Commissioners Chairs
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors
  • Violent Crime Reduction Strategy

Community Involvement & Boards

  • Former Member and Vice-Chair, Durham Public Schools Board of Education
  • Board Member and Past Chair, Durham Tech Community Foundation
  • 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