Mr. Lunda Asmani, M.P.A., C.P.F.O.
Board of Trustees Chair
Lunda serves as the Director of Management & Budgets for the City of Norwalk, Connecticut. Lunda plans, organizes, manages and coordinates the preparation and administration of the Norwalk’s $500 million Operating and Capital Budgets and its indebtedness program. Prior to Norwalk, he served as Assistant City Manager for Budget & Finance for the City of Newton, Kansas. Lunda also serves as an Adjunct Instructor of Economics and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs, Wichita State University.
Lunda is active in the community and serves various local boards. He received the 2010 Excellence in Public Service Award. The award recognizes exemplary performance, adherence to high ethical standards and a record of community involvement through participation in civic organizations. In 2011 Lunda was recognized by the Wichita Business Journal’s 40 under 40 class of 2011, this award recognizes 40 individuals under the age 40 for their exemplary service and professionalism. In 2014 Lunda was recognized by the Wichita Business Journal with the 2014 CFO Award.
Lunda has served as a member of DICOTA board trustee, chaired three DICOTA conventions and was part of a team that worked on the diaspora database, led the DICOTA Strategic plan initiative and numerous other DICOTA outreach initiatives. Lunda is active in Tanzania associations and is two time Past President of the Tanzania Association of Wichita.
Lunda also founded Uhuru Foundation that seeks to foster education and development for rural citizens of Masasi District.
Lunda holds a BA from the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and a Master’s in Public Administration, Graduate Certificates in Public Finance and Economic Development from Wichita State University. He is a Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO).