Meet the Council

Dimple Tansen Ajmera, at-large representative

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.

Dimple Tansen Ajmera, at-large representative

Dimple Ajmera, a democrat, was elected in 2017 and is serving her first term on council. Previously, she served as an appointed district 5 representative from January 2017 – December 2017.

She is widely known for her leadership in bringing new life and opportunities to the 69-acre Eastland site, taking on this daunting task with a sustainable vision and fortitude. Councilwoman Ajmera is passionate about creating a sustainable, equitable and safe Charlotte.

Prior to her election as Councilwoman, Ajmera was twice appointed to the Board of Commissioners for the 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.

In order to devote herself full-time to serving the needs of her constituents in East Charlotte, Councilwoman Ajmera made the decision to leave her position as Change Manager at TIAA, a Fortune 100 financial services organization. During her successful six-year tenure with TIAA, she was awarded the Champion Award for Excellence several times for leading large-scale asset management and financial application projects. Prior to being recruited by TIAA, Ajmera worked at Yardi Systems where she managed multiple investment management implementations for their top-tier clients. Earlier in her professional career, she served as a Lead Tax Consultant at Deloitte & Touche.

Ajmera gives the credit for her accomplishments to her parents, who instilled in her the values of hard work, education, and giving back to the community. She recalls: "Growing up, I saw my parents work long and hard to provide for our family. But they always found the time and means to assist others, including supporting students to pursue higher education, working at local charities, and helping families in need during natural disasters."

In honor of her father, Ajmera founded Tansen Ajmera Scholarships, which provides financial assistance to underprivileged students at various educational institutions, along with the Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund (CHASF).

Ajmera was a board member of Young Democrats of Mecklenburg County and the Asian American Caucus. She also volunteered with Doing My Part – Street Team to serve Charlotte's homeless; the Aldersgate Community to serve senior citizens; and Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools to help educate our young people.

Ajmera earned 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 obtained a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in California. 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.

Ajmera has the proud distinction of being the first Asian-American and the youngest woman to serve on the Charlotte City Council.


​​Greg Phipps town hall meeting

Dimple Ajmera, At-Large

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 

Mecklenburg County Bar Association 
2850 Zebulon Ave.  
Charlotte, NC 28208

Doing Business with the city

Council Members Dimple Ajmera and Braxton Winston will join city staff and community stakeholders for an informative engagement session with small business owners, entrepreneurs and residents.

  • How to register as a vendor with the State of North Carolina (HUB) and City of Charlotte (MWSBE)
  • NBA All-Star Game contracting opportunities
  • Best practices for expanding small business capacity

For more informationcontact Amanda Burch at 704-336-2064 or​​​

Dimple Ajmera
Council member at large
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202


Dimple Ajmera serves on the following mayor-appointed council committees: