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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California

Ciudad de Foster CityCandidato para Consejo Municipal

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Richa Awasthi

Financial Services Executive
3,787 votos (19.43%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Maintain, Protect and Sustain our Quality of Life
  • Fiscal and Financial Accountability
  • Quality of Education



Profesión:Vice President of Digital Platforms Wells Fargo
Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank (2016–current)
Innovations and Technology Committee, Foster City Council Appointment Citizen Advisory Committee — Cargo designado (2016–current)
Director, VISA (2013–2016)
Chair, Brewer Island Elementary School Site Council- — Cargo elegido (2013–2016)
Senior Product Manager, Wells Fargo Bank (2007–2013)


I have been a Foster City resident for over 15 years. My husband Amitabh and I have 11.5 years old twin children Anish & Shyla. I have served in numerous volunteer and leadership roles in our community.  I have an MBA and over 18 years of corporate experience in leading Financial Services companies in the Bay Area including Wells Fargo, Visa, Charles Schwab and Franklin Templeton Investments. This extensive experience & training has honed my skill set for the challenges of policy development and implementation.

Chair, Innovation Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC), City of Foster City

Every future Council member needs to develop a keen sense of the issues that face our City. The City Council chose me to sit on a crucial committee to engage the public and develop the requisite knowledge base to serve our Community. 


I have been involved in consulting the City Council and City staff on emerging technology trends that have an impact on the needs of the community and can help make Foster City a modern, technologically advanced and sustainable community. I am serving as a forum for public input, engaging dialogue and facilitate communications among citizens, the council, city staff and technology service providers.

Chair, Site Council, Brewer Island Elementary School

As a parent and member of the school community, I was humbled to be elected to serve on the Brewer Island Site Council; which is a committee of parents and school staff who monitor school improvement through the instructional program. I was the Committee Chair for three consecutive years and led the following efforts. 


As part of a Team comprised of the Principal,  teachers, union, school district and parents, we worked together to the establish a dedicated space for a computer lab in the school.


Besides, I was involved in the following efforts: 

1) Analyzing and evaluating the academic achievement of all students in the school
2) Obtaining recommendations from school site advisory, standing, and special committees regarding the focus of the school’s Single Plan for Student Achievement
3) Developing and approving the school plan and related proposed expenditures in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations
4) Recommending the school plan including related budget expenditures to the local governing board
5) Providing ongoing monitoring of the implementation of the plan and budgets/expenditures
6) Revising the school plan, including expenditures, timelines and evaluation criteria, as needed
7) Participating in all local, state, and federal reviews of the school’s program for compliance and quality
8) Annually evaluating the effectiveness of the school’s progress toward meeting school goals to raise student achievement for all students
9) Encouraging broad representation of parents, community members, teachers, including all socioeconomic, ethnic, and programmatic groups represented in the school in leadership roles and in activities of the school site council
10) Carrying out all other duties assigned to the council by the district governing board and by state or federal law.

Chair, Yearbook Committee, Brewer Island Elementary School

I led end-to-end management and leadership of Yearbook publication three years in a row. I led creative development, project management, resource (volunteer) management, training and development, parent and staff communication, sales and distribution.

Vice President, Financial Services

As a young professional, I made a decision to build a complete set of skills possible. I have had a progressive career in financial services industry for the past 18 years, involving development and management of several ground breaking products and initiatives. Currently, I am working as Vice President, Digital Platforms for Wells Fargo, where I am leading strategic initiatives to modernize Wells Fargo's digital platforms to keep up with evolving customer expectations for digital banking.


I have had the good fortune to serve and work with the top tier employers including Visa, Wells Fargo, Charles Schwab and Franklin Templeton Investments. 

¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Featured Endorsements

  • Assemblymember Kevin Mullin
  • Supervisor David Canepa

Organizaciónes (2)

  • Foster City Islander
  • The San Mateo Daily Journal

Funcionarios electos (11)

  • School Board Trustee Noelia Corzo
  • School Board Trustee Rebecca Hitchcock
  • Mayor Belmont Doug Kim
  • Former Foster City Mayor Jim Lawrence
  • Former Foster City Mayor Rick Wykoff
  • Councilmember Glenn Sylvester
  • Sheriff Carlos Bolanos
  • Council Member Charles Stone
  • Council Member Herb Perez
  • Council Member Charles Bronitsky
  • Mayor Sam Hindi

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I have been fortunate to have been part of our dynamic and nurturing community. My husband and I chose to live here and raise our two energetic and awesome twins. 


I like other mothers and families started to volunteer and find ways to help our community thrive. As I watched my children participate in sports and after school programs, I would sit and listen to our families' concerns and observations about our schools,  community, City, and quality of life. They raised great points both about the positive aspects as well as the challenges that face every community including our small slice of paradise. I realized even then that I wanted to be part of the solution and offered my help and support to my children's school and other activities. As time went on, my friends and fellow parents embraced my ideas and solutions.


I decided to serve on the Foster City Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee to leverage my corporate experience in benefitting the city. This was a great opportunity to delve into the working of our City and its budget. At that moment, I realized that if I wanted to bring about change, I needed to step up and accept the challenge of leadership. With several years of corporate and service experience and witnessing my abilities  to empathize and connect with people and being able to make a meaningful impact in the roles I held, I also felt responsible to take my contributions to the next level. 


After meeting with many of our community's leaders, parents, families, and city staff, I sat down with my family to discuss my desire to serve. I am proud to have the support of my community, past and present leaders, families, and my children. I look forward to serving our community and being your voice, with your support and your vote. 


I will be Our Voice Together. 

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