Prior to affiliating with MRG, Ashwini Kantak was Assistant City Manager for the City of Milpitas, a full-service city with a diverse population. Key initiatives included two successful revenue measures, an award-winning Smart City infrastructure program, several strategic plans, plus various processes and technology improvements.  Ashwini also served multiple roles in the City of San José. As Assistant Director in the Environmental Services department, she led a $2 billion capital improvement program for the regional wastewater treatment facility, in partnership with PWC, developed an innovative Climate Smart strategy, established San José Clean Energy —a community choice aggregation entity—and led regulatory compliance, sustainability, and all strategic support functions including budget, human resources, and information technology.  As Assistant to the City Manager, she led the capital improvement program action team, which oversaw the city’s $2 billion capital improvement program. She also led the Green Vision, San José’s strategy for green jobs and environmental sustainability, a $100 million citywide grant program funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and various policies and programs including the city’s first green building policy and a city-wide employee mentoring program.

Ashwini is a licensed architect and a constant learner with multiple graduate degrees in architecture and public policy/administration and she is now pursuing a certificate from MIT related to the impacts of Artificial Intelligence on business strategy.

Welcome aboard Ashwini! We’re glad to have you on our team.

Meet Ashwini
Phone: (510) 898-6226