Home > News

Mark McAvoy to lead Planning & Data Analytics

Posted July 31, 2020

McAvoy smiling in a photo
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.

Get articles like this in your inbox. Subscribe to City News.

City News

Calendar

Fort Worth Art Commission Public Hearing: 9 a.m. Aug. 10, 2020; WebEx Virtual Meeting.

Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission Public Hearing: 2 p.m. Aug. 10, 2020; WebEx.
View the agenda »
Register for this event »

City of Fort Worth Art Commission Special Called Meeting: 5 p.m. Aug. 10, 2020; Webex.
View the agenda »
Register for this event »

Cantrell Sansom Road Virtual Project Meeting: 6 p.m. Aug. 10, 2020; Virtual Meeting.

Ad Hoc Municipal Court Advisory Committee: 11 a.m. Aug. 11, 2020; City Managers Office Conference Room 380, 3rd floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

Audit Committee: 1 p.m. Aug. 11, 2020; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Infrastructure & Transportation Committee: 2 p.m. Aug. 11, 2020; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas ST..

City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Aug. 11, 2020; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Aug. 11, 2020; City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Notice of Public Hearing to consider amendments to the Trust Agreement for the Fort Worth Permanent Fund: 7 p.m. Aug. 11, 2020; City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Vase with Nine Flowers Dedication: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 12, 2020; Facebook.

City Plan Commission: 10 a.m. Aug. 12, 2020; City Hall.

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Public Facility Improvement Corporation Board Meeting: 10 a.m. Aug. 12, 2020; Conference Call.
View the agenda »

Zoning Commission Public Hearing: 1 p.m. Aug. 12, 2020; WebEx.
View the agenda »
Register for this event »

Grow With Google: Collaborate, Meet, and Work Remotely: 2 p.m. Aug. 12, 2020; Online.
Register for this event »

Collaborate, Meet & Work Remotely: 2 p.m. Aug. 12, 2020; Online.
Register for this event »

Southside Infrastruction Improvements Virtual Project Meeting: 6 p.m. Aug. 12, 2020; Virtual Meeting.

Fort Worth Human Relations Commission Mayor's Committee on Persons with Disabilities: 10 a.m. Aug. 13, 2020; WebEx.
View the agenda »
Register for this event »

View the full city calendar and current meetings.