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Congressional District 9

Emily Dunn

Emily Dunn, Chairwoman

Post Office Box 56
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
(706) 632-5000 | (706) 632-8888 Fax

Year Elected to the Board: ​​2011
Current Term Expires: 4/15/23

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Getting Personal with
Emily Dunn

Interview Date: Winter 2016

Emily Dunn is calm and soft-spoken. With a gentle demeanor that can be misleading. Whether it’s chairing the county board of education, owning and managing a small business, or serving in leadership for a national trade association, Ms. Dunn—the first female chairman of the State Transportation Board— makes things happen.

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 Biographical Data

Personal / Family

Date of Birth:  8/12/61
Place of Birth:  Copperhill, Tennessee 
Marital Status: Widowed
Children: Two children


  • Copper Basin High School
  • North Georgia College, BSN

Professional Record

  • President:  Tom's Amusement Company, Inc
  • Registered Nurse:  Ridgecrest Summer Camps

Community/Civic Activities

  • Fannin County Board of Education, Board member, Chairman, 2000 - 2010
  • Fannin Literacy Action Group, Board of Directors, Chairman, 2005-Present
  • Amusement and Music Operations Association, Board of Directors, 2004-Present
  • Georgia Amusement Operators Association, Board of Directors, Ex-officio, 2004 - Present
  • Fannin Regional Hospital, Board of Trustees, 2010-Present
  • North Georgia Technical College, Board of Directors, 2009 - 2012
  • Fannin County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Chairman (08), 2006-2009
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race, Chairman, 2009 - present
  • Georgia Academy for Economic Development, Regional Economic and Leadership Development, 2008
  • Leadership Fannin, Participant, 2005


  • Member of First Baptist Church, McCaysville, Georgia

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 "100 Influential Women to Know", Engineering Georgia Magazine
  • 2018 "100 Influential Women to Know", Engineering Georgia Magazine

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