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Dee Freeman

Office District Status
Environment Secretary Statewide Appointee
Party In Office Since Term Ends
Democrat 2009
Level of Government  
Cabinet  
Date of Birth Birthplace Now Lives In
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Synopsis

Dee Freeman is secretary of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources and a member of Gov. Beverly Perdue's Cabinet. A native of Lenoir, he served 27 years as a town manager, including stints in Shelby and Brevard. From 2000 to 2008, he served as executive director of the Triangle J Council of Governments.

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Dee Freeman is secretary of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources and a member of Gov. Beverly Perdue's Cabinet.

Early Life and Education

Dee A. Freeman is a native of Lenoir.

He received a bachelor's degree from N.C. State University.

He received a master's of public administration from Appalachian State University.

He also received a municipal administration certificate from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government

Professional Career

Freeman served 27 years as a town manager, including stints in Shelby and Brevard.

He served as town manager of Shelby from 1995 to 2000. 

He moved to the Triangle in 2000 when he was getting ready to marry Emily Reynolds, longtime legislative assistant to House Speaker Joe Hackney.

From 2000 to 2008, he served as executive director of the Triangle J Council of Governments.

Perdue Administration

On Jan. 6, 2009, Perdue appointed Freeman Environment and Natural Resources secretary.

Research and reporting by Ryan Teague Beckwith. 

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