The City of Foster City is excited to announce that Marlene Subhashini has been named assistant city manager. Ms. Subhashini, who has been with the City since 2012, most recently served as community development director. In her new role, she will oversee the departments of Public Works, Community Development, and Parks & Recreation.
“Marlene has demonstrated an exceptional ability to skillfully navigate complex issues and established herself as a key member of the leadership team,” said City Manager Stefan Chatwin. “I’m confident she will thrive as assistant city manager and help build a brighter future in Foster City.”
Ms. Subhashini started as a consultant planner in Foster City in 2011, took on a permanent role as a planner in 2012 and ascended through the department to be named community development director in 2019. Prior to her time in Foster City, she worked for M-Group, working on a wide variety of planning projects for cities across the Bay Area. She holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from San Jose State University and a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology in Bangalore, India.
“I am deeply humbled, honored and excited to keep serving the organization and the community in this new capacity,” said Ms. Subhashini. “I look forward to collaborating with City Manager Chatwin, the Executive Leadership Team, the City Council, and our dedicated and talented staff as we navigate through the challenges ahead of us and continue working together to make Foster City a great place to live, work, and play.”