Jessica Cook
I really enjoy solving puzzles for my clients and providing financial solutions that help them improve their communities.

Jessica Cook

Director of Fiscal Consulting, Board Chair
Jessica Cook

Jessica is Ehlers’ Director of Fiscal Consulting where she leads our team of Fiscal Consultants in developing long-term financial management plans, TIF management plans and utility rate studies. Jessica is well known and highly regarded for her ability to communicate the policy implications of project financing and rate setting, helping the clients she serves make sound and objective decisions. In addition to her advisory and leadership responsibilities, Jessica serves as the Chair for Ehlers Companies’ Board of Directors.

Jessica lives in Edina with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, visiting with friends and spending time at the family cabin.

Areas of Expertise

Financial Management Planning

  • Strategic Long-Term Financial Planning
  • Utility Rate Studies
  • Capital Improvement Planning
  • Development Fee Analyses

Economic Development & Redevelopment

  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
  • TIF District Creation & Amendment
  • TIF Revenue Projection
  • Developer Selection & Negotiations
  • Developer Pro Forma Analysis / But-For-Test

Licenses & Certifications

Series 50 License: Municipal Advisor Representative

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Minnesota Government Financial Officers Association


Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Master’s in Business Administration Coursework, University of St. Thomas

Community Involvement

OneVillage Partners – Volunteer