Jeff Aprati is a senior associate at Jensen Strategies. He specializes in group facilitation and mediation, executive recruitment, strategic planning, organizational assessment and development, policy research, and project design and management. Jeff joined Jensen Strategies in 2016, and has served as a senior manager of organizational and policy development projects for multiple local governments including Washington County, and the cities of Sisters, Wheeler, Lebanon, Tigard, West Linn, Wilsonville, Gresham, Sisters, and Dallas. He also managed the city manager recruitment process for the City of Cannon Beach.
Jeff has a robust background in local government administration and management, having served as the City Manager of Wheeler, Oregon and worked with other jurisdictions including the cities of Banks, Lake Oswego, and Forest Grove. While in Wheeler, Jeff helped the City implement its 2011 Vision Plan, incorporating its tenets into concrete policies and practices for the organization. He worked closely with the City Council to strengthen and streamline operational and management practices, develop policy and organizational goals, build consensus, and work toward resolving long-standing disputes, including over the disposition of the city’s long-disputed waterfront property. Jeff’s city management experience enables him to provide specific expertise and valuable insight for our municipal clients.
Jeff holds a Master’s of Public Administration degree from the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. During his graduate studies he completed projects for a variety of Oregon municipalities including budget development and policy analysis for the City of Banks, program evaluation for the City of Lake Oswego, and economic development for the City of Forest Grove.
When he isn’t busy working with cities and counties, Jeff enjoys taking his three-year-old daughter to the Portland Children’s Museum, closely following the latest developments out of Washington D.C. and Salem, being an obsessive football fan, indulging his insatiable curiosity about the world, cooking, and playing the piano.