Jorge In The Community
Jorge Millares is the founder and Executive Director of Queen City Unity - a nonprofit organization whose mission is to drive equity and equality for all. Jorge also serves on the City of Charlotte Government’s Community Relations Committee where he has been appointed to a 3 year term, and he is the President of the Hispanic American Democrats of Mecklenburg County.
His extensive dedication to the community has been highly recognized and he became the first Latino to receive the City of Charlotte Government’s Martin Luther King Jr. “Keeper of the Dream Award” in 2018. Jorge has also been recognized by the NAACP of Charlotte Mecklenburg County as the recipient of their ‘2018 Community Champion Award’.
Born to Cuban refugee parents, Jorge is a first-generation American and a father of four daughters who believes that every member of the community plays a critical role in our city. Prior to leaving the private sector to dedicate his life to public service, Jorge was a Director of business development and sales for several companies, including the region’s largest home security provider and one of the largest technology companies in the nation. He is a proven and results driven leader who firmly believes in the importance of collaborative innovation and the empowerment of others.
Jorge Millares’ extensive experience in the private sector and public service have provided him with the acumen to positively impact our communities, and to continue to build a Charlotte that we can all be proud of. Jorge is running for Charlotte City Council, At-Large. If elected he would be the first Latino in the history of Charlotte to serve on the Council.
Queen City Unity has allowed me to serve those that are affected by inequities in our city, but we must design local policies to prevent those inequities from occurring in the first place. That’s why I’m running for Charlotte City Council, At-Large.
Join us on this journey for an equal and equitable Charlotte that we can all be proud of!