Kenya Asli

Smart Cities Strategist

City of Baltimore

Kenya N. Asli is dedicated to equity and inclusion for all city residents. As the Digital Transformation Strategist, she is responsible for employing technology to improve the quality in Baltimore City, attract economic development, and make the interaction between communities and government seamless. A Baltimore native, Kenya has extensive professional experience working in both nonprofit and local government sectors.  Prior to joining the BCIT team, she served as the Chief of Grant and Contract Administration for the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice where she raised and managed millions for criminal justice programs and reforms.  As the Director of Workforce Development for Bon Secours Community Works, Kenya successfully introduced smart workforce solutions for the economically disadvantaged.  As the city’s first Economic Empowerment Officer for the Baltimore City Department of Transportation, Kenya created the first ever local hiring incentives for construction projects along the planned Redline light rail route.  The incentives would help to grow the local workforce for transportation-related construction projects.  She earned her B.S. in Social Work from Morgan State University and her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.