Jason Cooley, PhD

Intergovernmental Relations and Project Manager
City of Frisco

Jason joined the City of Frisco as the Strategic Services Manager in the City Manager’s Office in June of 2015. In this role Jason led the tracking of budget and progress for the City’s bond funded capital projects. During his time in Frisco, Jason has been assigned to work with the Parks and Recreation department in the capacity of Interim Director and Assistant Director. Currently Jason is the Intergovernmental Relations and Project Manager in the City Manager’s Office. 

Jason joined SGR in 2014 as Senior Vice President, and is a former municipal executive having served in the role of Budget/Finance director and Innovation Director for several Dallas metro-area cities. Before coming to SGR, Jason served as the Innovation Director for the City of McKinney, Texas. In that role, Jason led the development and implementation of the City’s innovation delivery team (IDT) concept. The IDT was responsible for finding new ways to discover, implement and manage innovation to streamline operations and improve productivity.

Jason also served as the City of McKinney’s Director of Strategic Planning and Budget. In this role, he managed the strategic planning and purchasing functions and led 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 non-profit think tank, focusing on government productivity. He later worked 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. Jason is married to his wife Jenn, and has two daughters Maggie and Mallory. Jason is an avid Crossfit athlete and triathlete.