Mayor Deanna R. Reed

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Current term: 2021-2024

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  • Born in Harrisonburg



  • Master of Education, Liberty University
  • Urban Education Graduate Certificate, Liberty University
  • Bachelors of Education, Liberty University
  • Graduate of the White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship of Furman University. 



  • Regional Advancement Director, Eastern Mennonite University


Civic Involvement/Other Boards and Commissions

  • Chair of the Virginia Municipal League Legislative Committee
  • Vice President of the Virginia Transit Association
  • Council Representative, Social Services Advisory Board
  • Council Representative, Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Council Representative, Harrisonburg/Rockingham County Liaison
  • Council Representative, City / School Liaison
  • Council Representative, Eastern Mennonite University / City Liaison
  • Council Representative, Massanutten Regional Library 
  • Member of the African American Mayors Association 
  • Member of the Advisory Board for Civic Engagement for James Madison University. 
  • Member, Charlottesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated
  • Primary Advisor, Iota Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated
  • Honorary Member of the American Association of University Women
  • Citizen of the Year Award from The XI IOTA Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Incorporated. 
  • Virginia Library of Congress Strong Men and Strong Women of Virginia History. 
  •  Featured in Essence Magazine on the top 100 WOKE list
  • Former Member of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (Policy) 
  • Recipient, Outstanding Leadership Award Harrisonburg/Rockingham African American Festival 2014 Award
  • Recipient, Commonwealth Attorney Citizenship Award 2015
  • Recipient, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award 2016
  • Past President, Charlottesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
  • Past Vice-President, Service Harrisonburg Women's Service League
  • Past commissioner, Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Past Chair, Staff-Pastor Parish Relations Committee John Wesley United Methodist Church


Favorite thing about Harrisonburg

  • Our downtown.