DeDreana Freeman

Current Highlights


  • Special Assistant to the President, East Durham Children's Initiative


  • Rutgers University, B.A. (Communications)
  • North Carolina Central University, M.A. (Public Administration, in process)
Elected to Council: 2017 with term to expire in 2021

City Council Committees Appointed by Mayor

  • Carolina Theatre (Liaison)
  • Center of the Region Enterprise (CORE) (Alternate)
  • Durham Chapel Hill Orange Work Group (Liaison)
  • Durham Open Space & Trails Commission (Alternate)
  • Environmental Affairs Board (Liaison)
  • Joint City/County Committee
  • Jordan Lake One Water Alliance
  • Mayor's Committee For Persons With Disabilities (Liaison)
  • Northeast Central Durham Subcommittee (Chair)
  • Triangle J Council of Governments 
  • Workforce Development Board (Liaison)

Community Involvement & Organizations

  • N.C. Democratic Party State Executive Board 2016-present
  • Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, Racial Justice and Reconciliation Committee Co-Chair
  • Episcopalians United Against Racism, Co-Founder/Core Team Leader
  • Organizing Against Racism (OAR) Durham, Coordinating Committee/Organizer
  • Durham Equitable Economic Partnership (DEEP), Co-Founder 2016
  • National League of Cities Transportation & Infrastructure Federal Advocacy
  • National League of Cities Racial Equity & Leadership Council 
  • North Carolina League of Cities - Women In Municipal Government President