Jan Perkins

Vice President
Phone: 408-437-5400
Alt. Phone: 949-202-8870
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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 “Building Career Resiliency: Hone Your Ability to Grow From Adversity,” co-authored with Pat Martel, which appeared in the March 2016 issue of Public Management; “Maximizing Manager Success,” co-authored by Kevin Duggan, Frank Benest and Kevin O’Rourke, published in the April 2016 issue of Public Management, “A Constructive Dialogue: Facilitated Performance Reviews Can Provide Meaningful Feedback,” co-authored by Frank Benest, published in the November 2016 issue of Public Management, and a variety of short articles published on the League of Women in Government website. Jan is an ICMA Credentialed Manager.

Jan is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and has received awards from professional and civic associations. In 2016, Jan was honored by ICMA with its Distinguished Service Award.