Dietrich M. von Biedenfeld is serving his third term on City Council, first elected in May 2012. He teaches at the Marilyn Davies College of Business at the University of Houston – Downtown and is a VA-accredited attorney. He serves as Chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee and past Chair of the Public Contract Law Committee for the American Bar Association YLD.
Alderman Biedenfeld is a long-time member of the International Association of Emergency Managers, Federal Bar Association, NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement, and U.S. Green Building Council. He is also a member of the Columbia Historical and Brazoria County Heritage Museums. He supports education, first responders, and veterans with life memberships in the Brazoria County Fair Association, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, National Rifle Association, and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, in which he is legislative chairman. A third generation member of the West Columbia community, Alderman Biedenfeld serves as 1st Vice President of the Brazoria County Cities Association and is a trustee at Columbia United Methodist Church.