Freddie O’Connell, Metro Councilmember for Nashville’s District 19
Freddie O’Connell represents District 19 on the Metro Council of Nashville and Davidson County. Freddie is a native Nashvillian, and attended Eakin Elementary, Montgomery Bell Academy, and Brown University. He is a freelance software and technology consultant with a specialty in learning technology, specifically with systems deploying xAPI.
Freddie moved to the Salemtown neighborhood in 2007 to join his partner, Whitney Boon, as she matriculated at Meharry Medical College. She is now an attending child neurologist at Children’s at VUMC, where Freddie served a term as president of the Vanderbilt Housestaff Alliance after a few years on the board of directors. The couple has two young daughters.
For seven years prior to his election to Metro Council, Freddie served on the board of directors of Nashville MTA, three of those years as board chair. He was an inaugural member of the mayor’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. He served on two of the Resource Teams (Health, Livability, and the Built Environment; and Land Use, Transportation, and Infrastructure) as part of NashvilleNext, helping to shape a general plan for the city. He served on the Citizen Advisory Committee for Metro Water Services to fulfill a consent decree from the EPA that is intended to help clean up the Cumberland River. He recently graduated with the third class of MyCity Academy and was a three-year member of the Nashville Chamber’s Education Report Card Committee.