Freeman named next Providence Foundation assistant director

PROVIDENCE – Nick Freeman was named by the Providence Foundation as its newest assistant director in a recent September announcement.

“We are thrilled to have Nick join the team,” said Executive Director Cliff Wood in a statement. “He has been deeply engaged in the issues facing downtown Providence and the city as a whole … and will be a great asset to our organization and mission.”

Freeman replaces Geoff Kish, who recently relocated to Arizona.

Joining the Providence City Council in 2007, Freeman spent more than a decade with the city of Providence, most recently as a member of the council’s policy and research staff.

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As foundation assistant director, Freeman will assist in building key projects, implementing the annual strategic plan and managing the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy.

A graduate of the Providence public school system, and a lifelong Providence resident, Freeman has a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and previously served as president of the Rhode Island Urban Debate League for four years.

Emily Gowdey-Backus is a staff writer for PBN. You can follow her on Twitter @FlashGowdey or contact her via email,