Bill Freehling  
Economic Development & Tourism
Title: Director, Economic Development & Tourism
Phone: 540-372-1216, Ext. 7208
Bill Freehling

Bill Freehling was named Fredericksburg's Director of Economic Development and Tourism in late 2016. He previously served for two and a half years as Fredericksburg's Assistant Director for Economic Development, focusing on business recruitment and expansion. Bill came to the City following a 10-year stint as a reporter with The Free Lance-Star newspaper in Fredericksburg. For the last seven years of that decade he covered local business, giving him a firm understanding of the opportunities in place for the City of Fredericksburg and a large network of area business contacts. Bill got his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University and his master’s degree in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in downtown Fredericksburg with his wife and two children. 

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