Dimple Ajmera, District 5 representative
Dimple Ajmera, a democrat, is district 5 representative on Charlotte City Council.
Dimple currently serves as a Change Manager at TIAA, a Fortune 100 financial services organization. She was awarded the Champion Award for Excellence several times at TIAA, where she manages large-scale asset management and financial application projects. Prior to being recruited at TIAA, Dimple worked with Yardi Systems and managed multiple investment management implementations for their top-tier clients. She also served at Deloitte & Touche as Lead Tax Consultant.
Dimple was twice appointed to the Board of Commissioners in Charlotte Housing Authority (CHA) and served on the CHA Board for more than two years to advocate for affordable housing and supporting services for our most vulnerable population.
Dimple gives the credit for her accomplishments to her parents, who had instilled the values of hard work, education, and giving back to the community. She recalls: "Growing up, I’d seen my parents working hard to provide for the family, but always found ways to assist others in need, whether it is supporting students to pursue higher education or supporting families in need during natural disasters."
In honor of her father, Dimple founded Tansen Ajmera Scholarships, which provides financial assistance to underprivileged students at various educational institutes, including the Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund (CHASF).
Dimple is a board member of Young Democrats of Mecklenburg county and the Asian American Caucus. She also volunteers with Doing My Part – Street Team to serve Charlotte's homeless, the Aldersgate community to serve senior citizens and Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools to serve our young people.
Dimple holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Southern California (USC) where she received the prestigious volunteer service award for her work in the community; she later became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Prior to attending USC, she earned an associate degree from Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, California, where she served as vice president of Phi Theta Kappa. She is also a fellow of the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership.
Dimple is the first millennial, first Asian American, and the youngest woman to serve on the City Council.
Dimple enjoys dancing and singing, adventure sports ranging from jet-skiing to sky-diving, and going to local fairs and festivals celebrating diverse cultures.