Hired by the City of Reno in 2016, Rishma Khimji is an advocate for the relationship between technology and city services. She has been in the IT industry for more than 17 years and has worked in public service since 2003.
Rishma came to the City of Reno from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she was the Director of Technical Services for the Albuquerque Police Department. She has a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of New Mexico.
It is her goal to ensure that the City of Reno’s Department of Information Technology pursues and invests in technologies that enhances a community’s civic participation and empowerment through the transparency of data and information, smarter police and fire protection, and increased awareness of city services.
She will also help direct the initiatives of the City of Reno’s technology portfolio to ensure that the City provides consolidated services to its employees and the communities it serves.