Ashwini Kantak is Assistant Director in the Environmental Services Department in the City of San José and oversees administrative services, the sustainability and compliance division, and a multi-billion dollar capital program for the San Jose-Santa Clara regional wastewater facility.
Prior to this role, Ashwini was an Assistant to the City Manager and led the development and implementation of several citywide policies and programs related to infrastructure and environmental sustainability. Ashwini has been with the City of San Jose for 15 years, a portion of which she spent with Public Works as a project manager for large City facility projects. Prior to her joining the City of San José, she worked as a project architect for large hospitality projects.
Ashwini has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Architecture and a graduate degree in Public Policy and Administration. She is a licensed architect in California since 1997 and a LEED Accredited professional. Ashwini has also completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard.
Ashwini enjoys combining her educational and professional training with her interest in sustainable communities to advance the City’s goals of economic growth, environmental sustainability and a better quality of life for the residents of San José.