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Rhona Wolfe Friedman - Ward 2

Rhona Wolfe Friedman, an attorney, was a commissioner on the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities from 2007–2010 and served as Vice Chair. Friedman’s primary focus is arts education as well as the creative economy in the District of Columbia. In 2008, Friedman participated in the City’s Creative Economy Conference and she presented about the creative economy in relation to the arts. She was also a panelist at the Creative Schools Seminar held by DC’s international community at the Embassy of Sweden. Friedman started her legal career as a litigator and is currently a realtor at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

Friedman is actively engaged in the arts in Washington, DC. As a member of the board of directors for the Washington Ballet, Friedman focused on outreach programs in public schools and its partnership at THEARC. She also served on the board of directors for the Lab School of Washington, a school that teaches students with learning disabilities with multisensory, experiential, arts-infused curriculum. Currently, Friedman is involved in many professional and community activities. She is a chairperson for the ExecWomen's Forum at the University Club of Washington and is a member of Capital Speakers Club. She also participates in several legal, real estate and local organizations.

Friedman holds a master's degree in the history of decorative arts from the Parsons School of Design/Smithsonian Institution, a juris doctorate degree from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College and a master's degree in counseling and clinical psychology from Boston University.