Dennis Gakunga

Chief Sustainability Officer

City of Chula Vista

Dennis Gakunga is the Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Chula Vista, California. As

the Chief Sustainability Officer, Dennis leads the city’s Office of Sustainability and smart cities

campaign. His responsibilities include managing the implementation of a wide range of

sustainability programs and smart cities initiatives. His previous experience includes serving as a department director and assistant director for multiple municipalities and public agencies in

Texas and California. Dennis has also worked as a management consultant for Deloitte

Consulting and PWC Consulting. He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from

Syracuse University and a B.S. in Information Systems and Management Sciences from the

University of Texas, Arlington.