Jan Perkins has 30 years of management experience in local government. Before joining Management Partners in 2005, she served in several California and Michigan jurisdictions, including as city manager in Fremont and Morgan Hill, California. She also served the cities of Santa Ana, California; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Adrian, Michigan. She provides assistance to government leaders in organizational analysis, leadership development, facilitation, strategic planning, teambuilding, executive coaching and performance evaluation, workforce and succession planning, and policy board/staff effectiveness. Jan has authored a number of articles, including “Hiring 2.0: 23 Creative Ways to Recruit and Keep Great Staff,” which appeared in the January/February 2011 issue of Public Management magazine; “Successful Leadership,” March 2005, Public Management magazine; and “The Value of Going Back to the Basics,” co-authored with former Fremont Mayor Gus Morrison, June 2005, Western City magazine. Jan is an ICMA Credentialed Manager.
In September 2013, Jan Perkins was recognized by the Kansas University Managers and Trainees Alumni Organization (KUCIMAT) with a Lifetime Achievement Award for extraordinary contributions to the City Management profession during the ICMA Conference.
City Manager, Retired
Senior Partner, Management Partners
ICMA Senior Advisor
Management Partners, Inc.
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