Raised in Woodstock, Ont., Diane enrolled in civil engineering at the University of Waterloo in 1986. As a licensed professional engineer, Diane worked for 23 years as an environmental engineer. Today she works full-time as a senior project engineer with a local firm.

Diane has lived in Waterloo for over 20 years. She and her husband Peter have raised 2 children in the Colonial Acres area of Waterloo. Diane is a member of Waterloo City Council and was first elected in 2006. During this time she has been an unrelenting champion for building accessible communities by planning, funding and installing sidewalks, trails and dedicated active transportation infrastructure.
She also served the Engineering profession for over 25 years on the Board of Professional Engineers Ontario as well as the Board of Engineers Canada. On these boards, she held many executive positions including President of Professional Engineers of Ontario in 2010-2011.

Diane is a Fellow of Engineers Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineers. Diane is an avid reader and looks forward to contributing on the Board to support the growth of the Library into the eastside of Waterloo.

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Counc. Diane Freeman
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Diane Freeman, Councillor