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ROTARY MEETING: Gary Bunker, Aiken County Update
April 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Gary has been appointed to several committees. He served on the Mattie C. Hall Healthcare Commission (appointed by Councilman Rick Osbon) from 1997 through 2002, and served as chairman during the last year. He was on the Aiken County Board of Appeals (appointed by Osbon) in 2003 and the Aiken County Transportation Committee (appointed by Sen. Greg Ryberg) in 2004.
After his service on County Council, Gary served on the Board of the Economic Development Partnership (appointed by Councilman Scott Singer) from 2013 through 2014 and is currently serving a second stint on the Board of Appeals (appointed by Councilwoman Camille Furgiuele) from 2015 to the present.
Gary also has been active in the Aiken County Republican Party. He was president of the Aiken Republican Club in 2004, Chairman of the Aiken County Young Republicans in 1995, Executive Committeeman of the Aiken County Republican Party from 1997 to 1999, and chaired every Aiken County Republican Party Convention between 2003 and 2017. He’s held precinct level positions (variously precinct president and precinct committeeman) in Hollow Creek 53, Gem Lakes 60, and Gem Lakes 77 over the last 20 years. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2004.
Gary wrote a regular column for the Aiken Standard from early 2013 through January 2017. He has been a member of the Gem Lakes Recreation Board, the Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Communications Committee, the Aiken Sertoma Club, Helping Hands, and the Family and Marriage Coalition of Aiken.
Gary has lived in Aiken since 1993 and has worked continuously for several contractors at the Savannah River Site in project controls and business management. He’s a Certified Cost Consultant (AACE International), a Project Management Professional (Project Management Institute) and is involved in his local professional associations. He’s a member of New Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Gary and his wife, Michele, live in Aiken with their children, Charles Park and Savannah Grace. Their eldest daughter, Shelbey Elisabeth, is a registered nurse in Jacksonville, Florida.