Mayor Parker announces new City Council committees structure

Published on November 09, 2021

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Mayor Mattie Parker has announced a new structure and membership for City Council Committees to cover a range of pressing city issues, including transportation, innovation, neighborhood quality, and legislative affairs.

Council Committees give City Councilmembers the opportunity to give additional attention to key issues, brainstorm solutions to recommend to the City Council, and engage with residents, stakeholders, and experts on each committee’s topics of interest.

“Issues like mobility, neighborhood quality, and supporting entrepreneurship and innovation are vitally important to the future of Fort Worth, and our City Council must spend more time focusing on them,” said Mayor Parker, “We structured these committees so that we can utilize the strengths and expertise of individual Councilmembers and bring forth exceptional new ideas and plans that will be impactful in these all-important areas.”

Starting in December, Council Committees will meet monthly and each group will have a strategic focus area of oversight.

Mobility: Infrastructure and Transportation 

Meets second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m.

This committee will focus on transportation, water, infrastructure, and connectivity.

Chair, Mayor Pro Tem Gyna Bivens 

Vice-Chair, District 9 City Councilmember Elizabeth Beck 

Member, District 7 City Councilmember Leonard Firestone  

Member, District 4 City Councilmember Cary Moon 

Neighborhood Quality and Revitalization 

Meets second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m.

This committee will focus on neighborhood services, parks, libraries, public health, environment, city partnerships in education.

Chair, District 6 City Councilmember Jared Williams  

Vice-Chair, District 8 City Councilmember Chris Nettles  

Member, District 9 City Councilmember Elizabeth Beck 

Member, District 2 City Councilmember Carlos Flores  

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Meets second Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m.

This committee will focus on entrepreneurship, small business growth, Covid-19 recovery, Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) expansion.

Chair, District 7 City Councilmember Leonard Firestone 

Vice-Chair, District 3 City Councilmember Michael Crain  

Member, District 2 City Councilmember Carlos Flores 

Member, District 8 City Councilmember Chris Nettles  

Audit 

Meets first Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m.

This committee will provide oversight responsibilities for financial matters and internal and external audits.

Chair, District 4 City Councilmember Cary Moon 

Vice-Chair, District 7 City Councilmember Leonard Firestone  

Member, Mayor Pro Tem Gyna Bivens 

Member, District 6 City Councilmember Jared Williams  

Legislative Affairs

Meets third Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m.  

This committee will provide oversight responsibilities for the federal and state legislative issues, board and commission appointments and intergovernmental relations.

Chair, District 3 City Councilmember Michael Crain 

Vice-Chair, Mayor Pro Tem Gyna Bivens  

Member, District 2 City Councilmember Carlos Flores 

Member, District 4 City Councilmember Cary Moon  

Council Committee meetings are open to the public. Check the city calendar for any changes to the schedule.

 

 

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