Katherine Keough-Jurs, FAICP


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FAICP Statement

Katherine Keough-Jurs AICP, is the City of Cincinnati’s Director of City Planning and Engagement. Her notable accomplishments in over 20 years with the City include the 2014 Burnham Award winning Plan Cincinnati. She is a strong advocate for meaningful community engagement and a local champion for superior planning practice. As her leadership positions grew, so did her efforts to mentor the next generation. Katherine has served APA on the Board of both the Cincinnati Section and Ohio Chapter. A regular presenter at conferences, she is most passionate about drawing attention to the importance of planners’ mental health.

Professional Biography

Katherine Keough-Jurs, AICP, is the Director of the Department of City Planning for the City of Cincinnati. Ms. Keough-Jurs has worked for the City of Cincinnati since September, 2000. She was Project Manager for Plan Cincinnati, the City of Cincinnati’s first comprehensive plan in over 30 years, and winner of the American Planning Association's (APA) 2014 Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan, APA Ohio’s 2013 Ohio Planning Award for Comprehensive Planning in a Large Jurisdiction, and the 2013 Frank F. Ferris Award for Planning in Hamilton County, Ohio. She holds a Master of Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati and a BA in Political Science from Miami University. She has been certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) since 2001. Ms. Keough-Jurs is a member of the Board of the Ohio Chapter of APA and is also the immediate past Director of the Cincinnati Section of APA Ohio. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati in the School of Planning at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP).