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Jason Cooley is the City of McKinney’s Chief Performance Officer with primary responsibilities of Strategic Planning and Performance Measurement.  Previously Jason managed the strategic planning and purchasing functions and lead  all aspects of the development and management of the City’s $212 million annual operating budget.  He was hired in 2009 as Strategic Services Manager, leading the City’s organizational efficiency and productivity initiatives and serving as internal auditor.


Jason worked in Washington, D.C. for the Performance Institute, a nonprofit think tank, focusing on government productivity, and later for Management Analysis, Inc.  In 2005, he moved to Dallas as Internal Auditor with the City of Arlington Police Department. He held that role for two years before moving to Arlington’s Office of Management and Budget as the Organization Effectiveness Coordinator.  Jason then joined the Town of Addison as Budget and Purchasing Manager.  


Jason holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas.