Most city offices, including City Hall, will be closed Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday. Emergency services will be available as usual.
David Cooke became Fort Worth’s city manager June 30, 2014, following a national search. Cooke is responsible for implementing the Mayor and City Council’s policies and managing the $1.6 billion city government enterprise with approximately 6,600 employees.
While the City of Fort Worth’s population grows at approximately 20,000 new citizens per year, Cooke’s focus is on:
His prior experience includes 13-1/2 years as County Manager and 4 years as Deputy County Manager, in Wake County, N.C.; and 12 years with the city of Charlotte, N.C.
Cooke has also worked with a full-service engineering and consulting firm, has taught economics at a community college, and was a presidential management intern with the Department of Defense.
Cooke received his undergraduate degree and master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.