James E. Bunn
Mr. James E. Bunn is a Mayor-appointed Trustee on the District of Columbia Retirement Board of Trustees. He began his current term in March 20, 2012. Mr. Bunn serves as Vice Chair of the Board's Strategic Planning Committee, and he is also a member of the Legislative Committee, the Investment Committee, and the Fiduciary Committee. He was previously a DCRB Trustee from 1991 through 1995, when former chairman of the D.C. City Council Chair, John Wilson, appointed him.
Mr. Bunn is currently the Chairman of the Congress Heights Main Streets Organization, the Ward 8 Contractors Business Council, and a member of the William Lockridge Foundation. Mr. Bunn has a long entrepreneurial history in the District of Columbia. He moved into Ward 8 in 1970 when he purchased the Bunn Building and opened a grocery store, carryout, and barbershop in the heart of Congress Heights. Mr. Bunn became a business advocate and has focused on economic development in Ward 8, where he served as the Executive Director of the Ward 8 Business Council, board member of the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation, and board member of the Far SE Community Organization. Mr. Bunn was also an ANC Commissioner in Bellevue and has been involved with the following task forces: The City 20 Year Plan for St. Elizabeth (East and West Campus), St. Elizabeth Consulting Party, and the Ward 8 Transportation Task Force.
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Bunn migrated to Washington, D.C. where he married and raised his family. He has distinguished military background and continues to serve in many capacities.
Mr. Bunn's current term expires January 27, 2015.