Claire M. Freda

City Council
Title: Councilor At Large
Phone: 978-340-3496
Claire M. Freda



  • Presently the longest serving elected official in the City of Leominster (Thirteenth Term)
  • Beginning in 2010 to present Leominster City Councilor at Large
  • 1987 to 1994: Leominster School Committee
  • 1994 to 2009: Leominster City Council Ward 3
  • Chaired every Council committee including Finance Committee; only female councilor to serve two consecutive years as President, 1997-1998
  • Harvard University Fellow - JFK School of Government
  • Platinum Level of Leadership in Municipal Government - National League of Cities
  • Local Government Advisory Council - meets with the Governor or Lt. Governor monthly to discuss pending legislation and issues affecting cities and towns
  • Massachusetts Municipal Association, advocating for cities and towns, over 25 years on the Board of Directors: 10 year member of the Executive Board; First City Councillor to serve as MMA President - 2000
  • Massachusetts Municipal Councilors Association- serving as a member for over 25 years; served on Executive Board 16 years; served as President multiple times.
  • Women's elected Municipal Officials Chair - nearly 20 years
  • Trustee of Mount Wachusett Community College
  • 40+ year member of the National, Massachusetts and North Worcester County Boards of Realtors
  • Recognized by Sentinel and Enterprise as Woman Leader in 2014
  • Baker-Polito Transition Team - 2015
  • Leominster Police Station Building Committee - 1994 to Present
  • Leominster High School Renovation Building Committee and Samoset Middle School Building Committee
  • Leominster Rotary Club - over 25 years; Served as President Multiple Times - Paul Harris Fellow
  • Chair of Diocesan Review Board - Diocese of Worcester; Past President of the Corporate Board of Catholic Charities Worcester - Board Member 20 years.
  • Gold Star Wife - widow of Ron Freda/Vietnam War Combat Veteran and DAV Auxiliary
  • Leominster Citizen of the Year - 2016
  • St Bernard's CCHS Bernardian Hall of Fame - 2018
  • St Anna's School Award - 2019
  • Massachusetts Association of School Committees Life Time Achievement Award - 2019
  • Recognized by the Sentinel and Enterprise on November 24, 2019 for service to schools
  • Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Registered broker and licensed appraiser
  • Lifetime member of the DAV Auxiliary
  • Two children, Kelley and Anthony; One grandchild, Patrick United Sates Coast Guard


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