City Council Member Terrance Freeman, a principled leader and passionate advocate for Jacksonville, is a father of five and a dedicated husband. He currently serves as the Senior Program Manager of Workforce Development and Strategic Initiatives.
Senior Project Manager of Apprenticeship Programs at the Miller Electric Company, where he spearheads talent and workforce development initiatives. Born into a family rooted in public service, Terrance was influenced by his father, an Army veteran and Baptist minister, and his mother, a career social worker, who instilled in him the values of selflessness and leadership.
Following a successful career in professional baseball, Terrance pursued higher education, earning bachelor's and master's degrees in physical education and sports psychology. With a passion for nurturing young minds, he dedicated over a decade to teaching, school administration, and coaching, believing strongly in the importance of helping the next generation thrive.
Previously serving as an Executive Council Assistant (ECA) for former City Council Member Aaron Bowman, Terrance is the first person in Jacksonville history to have served as a Council ECA, a District Council Member and now Council Member At-Large.
Appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to City Council District 10 in 2018, Terrance was elected to a full term in 2019 to the At-Large Group 1 seat. He was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2023 with 65% of the vote and the highest number of votes of all candidates on the ballot, totaling 100,297 in the March election.
He was selected by his colleagues to serve as Council Vice President in 2021 and was unanimously elected to serve as City Council President for the 2022-2023 legislative term. He currently serves as Chairman of the City Council's Rules Committee and as a Member of the Finance Committee.
While serving on the City Council, Freeman has prioritized workforce development, fiscal responsibility and support for first responders. He helped increase the City's participation in workforce development programs, for full funding of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO) and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue (JFRD), and the first property rate tax cut in nearly a decade. Freeman also championed the creation of the Jacksonville Upward Mobility Program (JUMP), aimed at providing continual apprenticeship and workforce training opportunities for residents.
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