DeDreana Freeman

Current Highlights


  • Director of Partnership Development, CornerSquare Community Capital of the NC Rural Economic Development Center and Thread Capital


  • Rutgers University - Douglass College, B.A. (Communications & Media Studies)
  • North Carolina Central University, M.A. (Public Administration)
Elected to Council: 2017
Re-Elected to Council: 2021 with term to expire in 2025

City Council Committees Appointed by Mayor

  • Audit Services Oversight Committee (Alternate)
  • Carolina Theatre Board of Directors
  • Durham County Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (Alternate)
  • Environmental Affairs Board 
  • Gang Reduction Steering Committee (Alternate)
  • Joint City-County Committee
  • Joint City-County Planning Committee
  • Mayor's Committee For Persons With Disabilities 
  • Northeast Central Durham Subcommittee
  • Triangle J Council of Governments 
  • Workforce Development Board 
  • Council Subcommittee on Housing

Community Involvement & Organizations

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