DeDreana Freeman


  • 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
Term Expires:  2021

City Council Committees Appointed by Mayor

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

Community Involvement & Organizations

  • Durham Democratic Party Precinct 17, Chair 2012-present
  • Durham Democratic Party, 3rd Vice Chair 2014-2015
  • N.C. Democratic Party State Executive Board 2016-present
  • Durham City & County Planning Commission 2013-2017
  • Diocese of North Carolina, Racial Justice and Reconciliation Committee Member
  • Episcopalians United Against Racism, Co-Founder/Core Team Leader
  • Organizing Against Racism (OAR) Durham, Coordinating Committee/Organizer
  • Inter-Neighborhood Council of Durham, President 2015-2017
  • Northeast Central Durham Leadership Council, Chair 2015-2017
  • County of Durham Transportation Advisory Board (ACCESS), Chair 2014-2017
  • Durham Equitable Economic Partnership (DEEP), Co-Founder 2016