Mr. Frenier served on the Colonial Heights City Council from January 2009 to December 2021. Upon the resignation of Councilman Mike Cherry, Council appointed Mr. Frenier to serve on Council until a special election could be held in November 2022. Mr. Frenier also serves on the City’s Transportation Safety Commission.
Mr. Frenier began volunteering for the Fire Department in 1973 and became a Charter Member of the Fire Department Cadets Program in 1974. Shortly after he joined the Volunteer Fire Department, he was hired as a full-time Fire Fighter in 1979. He was promoted to Captain in 1996 and promoted again to Battalion Chief in 2000 where he served until his retirement in August 2007. He currently works part-time at the Fire Department as a Logistics Officer.
In his spare time, Mr. Frenier teaches for the Virginia Department of Fire Programs, Administers EMT tests for the Virginia Office of EMS, and teaches Vehicle Rescue classes at John Tyler Community College.
Some of the highlights of his career have been receiving the Volunteer Fire Fighter of the Year in 1978; Jaycees Young Citizen of the Year in 1979; Volunteer Fire Fighter of the Decade in 1989; and receiving his Paramedic certification in 1997. His most recent accomplishment in 2018 was being inducted as a Life Member into the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squad (VAVRS) and was also recognized by the American Red Cross for his volunteer rescue efforts.
His community service includes: Charter Member of Local 3612 Professional Fire Fighter’s Union; American Red Cross volunteer; Active Life Member of Colonial Heights Volunteer Fire & EMS; Member of Sons of American Legion Post 284; Member of Colonial Heights Moose; and the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads.
He is a member of New Jerusalem Baptist Church of Hopewell where he serves as Trustee and Treasurer and is married to Harriet Miller Frenier. They have three children, Jennifer, Justin and Dale, and seven grandchildren.