Jan Perkins

Jan Perkins

Managing Director

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Jan Perkins is a managing director with Baker Tilly’s public sector advisory practice.

Jan Perkins has 30 years of management experience in local government. Before joining the firm 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.

Jan assists government leaders in organizational analysis, leadership development, facilitation, strategic planning, team building, executive performance evaluation and policy board/staff effectiveness. 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.

She has authored several articles on leadership, executive performance evaluation, ethics and successful hiring strategies.


Orange County, CA


Master of Public Administration
Bachelor’s degree in sociology
University of Kansas

Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government
Harvard University

ICMA Credentialed Manager