The FWLab


The FWLab leads the integration of comprehensive planning, capital programming, budgeting, performance management and data analytics to help the City of Fort Worth in its mission to become the most livable and best-managed city in the country.   

Our Mission: To enhance organizational capacity to explore, analyze, and learn from data that is discoverable via existing and new municipal systems.

Listen to City Manager David Cooke describe the vision for the FWLab in the video below. 


Adopted 2023 Budget & Tax Rate

The City of Fort Worth adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year’s tax rate. The tax rate will effectively be raised by 4.59% and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $24.77.

To learn more about the FY2023 Adopted Budget and view the required notices, please click here.


Department Leadership


Christianne Simmons

Chief Transformation Officer

Christianne Simmons was named chief transformation officer in December 2023. She was previously the assistant director of the FWLab with a focus on the City’s $2.6 billion operating budget and the upcoming implementation of priority-based budgeting.

Simmons has served in a number of leadership roles, where her responsibilities have included fiscal management, strategic planning, capital and facilities planning, creation and reporting of key performance indicators and performance metrics, and operational program management.