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George Dunlap

Mecklenburg County

George Dunlap was appointed to the Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Board of Directors in 2018 and has served on the previous Board of Directors​ for three years.

Dunlap is the District 3 Representative on the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners. He was elected commissioner after serving over 13 years as the District 3 representative on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education.  

Dunlap is chairman of Mecklenburg County’s H​ealth and Human Services Committee. He is a longtime member of the Economic Development Committee and serves as a member of the Centralina Economic Development Commission and the Centralina Council of Government, where he is an executive board member. Dunlap also serves on the University City Partners Board of Directors and the Communities in Schools Board of Directors.

Dunlap is a lifelong resident of Mecklenburg County, born and raised in Pineville, N.C. He attended Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and is a graduate of South Mecklenburg High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) in 1974, where he received meritorious promotions to the rank of PFC and lance corporal. Dunlap obtained the rank of sergeant by the end of his enlistment in 1976. He returned to Charlotte and served as a counselor for the National Conference of Christians and Jews, now the National Council of Community and Justice. In 1978, Dunlap was employed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and served for 27 years, before retiring in 2005.

Dunlap has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). He also has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from UNCC and two associate's degrees in correctional science and law enforcement from Central Piedmont Community College. Dunlap was a fellow in the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership in the spring of 1992 and a fellow of the Broad Institute of Governance.

Dunlap volunteers with a number of organizations. He attends Saint Paul Baptist Church, a 5,000-member congregation, where he serves as chair of the board of directors.

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