Jacquelyn McCray

Jacquelyn McCray



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Jacquelyn McCray is a director with Baker Tilly’s public sector advisory practice.

Jacquelyn is a professional urban planner. She has worked on numerous projects involving development review, organizational and workflow analyses, performance measurement, strategic benchmarking and planning, and service sharing. Jacquelyn has experience in process improvement and re-engineering of local government development review processes involving multiple departments and agencies.

She also has excellent interview and facilitation skills and frequently conducts leadership, employee and stakeholder focus group meetings. She is a skilled civic engagement and group process facilitator and has served various civic and professional groups in this capacity.

Jacquelyn previously held positions as a budget analyst, project manager and land-use manager with the City of Cincinnati. After concluding her tenure with Cincinnati, she served as vice chairperson and member of the Cincinnati City Planning Commission for nine years.

  • Extensive experience helping local governments create strategic plans and community visions, reform and improve development review processes, analyze organizations and workflows, develop performance measures, and analyze peer benchmarking data
  • Designed and facilitated strategic planning and goal-setting workshops for municipalities and organizations across the U.S.
  • Performed organization and operations analysis for municipalities and organizations across the U.S.
  • Refined experience in analyzing organizational operations, conducting development review process analyses and identifying improvement projects for planning and land use management organizations


Cincinnati, OH


Ph.D. in leadership and change
Antioch University (Culver City, California)

Master of public administration
Bachelor’s degree in urban planning
University of Cincinnati