Dimple Tansen Ajmera
January 17, 2017, Dimple Ajmera was unanimously selected by the Charlotte City Council to fill the District 5 seat, vacated by State Representative John Autry. In 2018, she won a successful At Large campaign and is a sitting member of the Charlotte City Council.
Dimple Ajmera, a former certified public accountant, made history, becoming the first Asian-American and youngest woman to serve on Charlotte City Council. Councilmember Ajmera works diligently towards creating a sustainable, equitable, and safe Charlotte. She is widely known for leading Charlotte to becoming a global leader in sustainability with bipartisan support and pledge to lower carbon emissions. Also, Ajmera has a record of bold accomplishments on affordable housing. She played an integral role in securing the funding and neighborhood support for the affordable housing development, St. John’s Place, which serves some of the most vulnerable members of our community. She continues to advocate for expanding access to affordable housing, increasing local awareness and action on school safety, and bringing traction and economic opportunities to the 69-acre Eastland site, an area left undeveloped for years.
Ajmera is a deeply committed person who did not believe her responsibilities to be “part-time.” Ajmera left her six-figure career to devote herself to the vast needs that fall under the prevue of City Council.
Councilmember Ajmera has been a role model to young women. She was named to Charlotte Agenda's 30 under 30, 13 Charlotteans who made us proud in 2017 and Longleaf Politics' 54 Top Young Political Stars in North Carolina. She has also been recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Mecklenburg County by the Mecklenburg Times. Most recently she was given the 2018 Global Service Award by Rotary International.