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Mark McAvoy to lead Planning & Data Analytics

Posted July 31, 2020

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Mark McAvoy

Mark McAvoy has been named director of the Planning & Data Analytics Department, City Manager David Cooke said.

“This opportunity in Fort Worth offers Mark the ability to acutely apply his skills for tangible, attainable results,” Cooke said. “On a daily basis, Mark will use data analytics to provide recommendations to city leadership on ways to pursue real-world results that benefit all of our residents.”

McAvoy was born and raised in Galveston. He attended San Jacinto Junior College and later enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. After his military service, he earned a bachelor’s degree in general business at the University of Washington and later a master of public administration degree from the University of Houston.

He interned for various local governments, including the City of Galveston, Missouri City and finally in the mayor’s office at the City of Houston. McAvoy has been in a variety of roles at the City of Houston since 2000, including administration manager of the Traffic and Transportation Division in Public Works; division manager in the Planning and Development Services Department; executive director of the Houston Permitting Center for seven years; and in the Planning and Development Services Department working with city engineers, the real estate division and the Permitting Center.

Most recently he was as an interim assistant city manager at the City of Rowlett and later accepted the permanent position.

He has a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

McAvoy begins work in Fort Worth on August 31.

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