|Gail Bunker was appointed to the City Council on April 8, 2004. She has a varied art background in dance, choreography, piano and organ and has worked at Dixie State College in Cultural Activities since 1985. She is the Concert Manager for Celebrity Concert Series, the Tanner Amphitheater Summer Series and is Executive Director of the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and Chorale.
Bunker has served on several state and local panels including President of Utah Presenters, President of the Southwest Guild for the Performing Arts; Chair of the Southern Utah Folklife Festival; co-chair of the Zion Canyon Jazz and Art Festival; Board member of the Homeowners Magazine publication; Cancer Gala committee; member of the Utah Arts Council Change Leader program. She is currently the treasurer for Utah Presenters, Finance Chair of the CCS Guild; a member of the DSC Development Committee and member of the DSC Public Relations panel.
City Council assignments include the St. George Arts Commission, the Dinosaur Discovery Site advisory board, Pioneer Center for the Arts and the St. George Historic Committee. She loves living in Dixie with its breathtaking beauty, climate and the friendliness and warmth of the people. She feels the main challenge facing the city is sensitivity and sustainability in managing growth and in balancing development and the environment. She wants to work hard to see that growth does not compromise the things that make this area so special. She wants to see newcomers welcomed as part of the community not isolated within it and businesses established that encourage people to live and work in the community.
Gail is involved in her church and has served in many capacities including Stake and Ward Relief Society President, Young Women President and Primary President among others. She is married to R. Lynn Bunker, a retired businessman who was a member of the Board of Trustees for Vegas Village in Las Vegas, Nevada. They are parents to twelve children whom they adore.
Council Member Bunker's current term expires December 31, 2009.