Title: Council Member
Municipality: Town of Morrisville
Position Interested In: District Representative - District 6
Tell us why you would like to serve in a leadership position at the League. In particular, specify goals you would like to accomplish as an officer or board member and indicate how, if attained, they will help to achieve Vision 2030 – the League’s future vision of how cities and towns will operate in 2030.
I have two motivations for serving on the board .First, it is a privilege to serve the people of Morrisville on the Town Council. Community is important to me. Addressing the problems and needs of individual residents and their families inspires me, and I recognize the value and positives I contribute. Moreover, there is nothing better than the feeling of making a difference in people’s lives when we cut the opening-day ribbon on a complex project that required months or years of focused and committed work. It is in that moment that you realize the importance of public service in cultivating and strengthening the bonds of community that so are vital to Morrisville’s residents.
Second, my training, experience, and skills in engineering and executive leadership make me well-suited to service on the council. I have built strong relationships with both public and private sector leaders in Morrisville and beyond. These help me to align with the 2030 goals in the area of Municipal governments, exercising greater control over their revenues, structures, and functions. Morrisville has done a great job in attracting jobs and investment. I want to leverage that experience of how municipalities add value to quality of life and use 20+ years working in information technology to demonstrate how technology is used for service, citizen engagement, and economic development. Morrisville has a great working relationship with Wake County and I want to ensure all towns have the same, promoting their prosperity.
Lastly, I served on the NCLM Governance Committee, updating by-laws that date back to 1932, increasing the favorable impact across the state, regardless of the town’s size or circumstances.
Tell us about your experience as a municipal official. You may want to include information on your service on the municipal governing body, other related boards and special areas of interest.
I am Town of Morrisville Town Council At-Large Elected Official. Currently in 2nd 4-year term of office. Actively engaged in local, state, national, and international advocacy and outreach. Areas of interest and expertise include cultural awareness and diversity, youth programs and education, public safety, and intergovernmental relations
• NCLM Board of Directors – President’s Appointment (2020), Elected Member (2021-Present)
Triangle J Council of Governments Board of Delegates (2020-Present)
North Carolina Education and Workforce Innovation Commission (2018)
Wake Med Hospitals – Board of Directors (June 2022 – 2027)
GoTriangle Transit Advisory Committee (2019- 2022 )
Triangle Trail Initiative Advisory Board Meeting (2021 - Present)
PLANWake Advisory Committee (2019)
Wake County Fire Commission (2017- Present)
Friends of North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences – Board of Directors (2016- Present)
Breckenridge HOA Presidents (2014- Present)
Wake County Census Committee (2021)
As Morrisville’s coordinating liaison with the NC Department of Health and Eastern Carolina Medical Center, I was integral in the vaccination of more than 17,000 during the COVID 19 pandemic. Given the large first-generation Indian-American population in Morrisville, I work closely with the Indian Consulate on matters of personal importance to Morrisville residents.
Tell us about your educational background, professional experience, and/or community or civic activities.
Public Leadership Credential (Kennedy School of Government)
Harvard University – Cambridge , MA
Advance Leadership Corps (School of Government )
University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, NC
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Computer Science
University of Tulsa – Tulsa, OK
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Engr.) Electronics Engineering
Bombay University – Mumbai, India
Extensive 20 years of IT and data-analytics leadership experience in enterprise architecture to deliver best optimal solutions based on business requirements. Mix of infrastructure, development, and technical expertise. Consistent record of leadership in the planning, specifying, developing and deploying high performance and robust IT products and solutions enabling business continuity on premise as well as public Cloud.
Have You Participated in Any NCLM Events or Committees?
CityVision Annual Conference
Town & State Dinner or Town Hall Days
Legislative Goals Planning Events or Process
Please provide any other information you would like the Nominations Committee to consider.
It has been my great pleasure working with NCLM for the past three years, and I hope our time together will continue for many more.