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Community Development Council

Authority for Creation and Operation

The Community Development Council was created by Ordinance No. 7069, adopted on September 30, 1974, which ordinance was amended by Ordinance No. 7448, adopted on December 6, 1976; Ordinance No. 8403, adopted on September 1, 1981; Ordinance No. 8899 adopted on August 23, 1983; and Ordinance No. 11543 adopted on April 12, 1994.


Nine members.

Method of Appointment

Appointed by the City Council. Each member shall be a citizen of the City.

Terms of Office

Two years. Members appointed to odd-numbered places shall have terms which expire in odd-numbered years, and members appointed to even-numbered places shall have terms which expire in even-numbered years.  No member shall serve more than three consecutive two-year terms.

General Powers and Duties

The Community Development Council was established for the purpose of assisting the City Council in setting priorities for projects to be initiated with Federal funding and complying with Federal grant requirements and limitations of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.  It reviews the various proposed Federal projects and plans for community development and makes recommendations to the City Council with regard to such projects and plans toward the goal of providing decent, safe and sanitary housing for low and moderate income families in Fort Worth.  The Community Development Council recommendations are advisory only and are not binding upon the City Council.

Members of the CDC are not considered to be officers of the City of Fort Worth.

Meeting Time and Place

Meets on second Wednesday of each month in Pre-Council Chamber, 1000 Throckmorton St., second floor, 6:15 p.m. For meeting agendas, please see the Boards, Commissions and Committees page.

 Name   District   Original Appointment   Term Expires 
1 Jason Hall 3 12-02-08 10-01-15
2 Celina Vasquez 2 08-06-13 10-01-16
3 Harry Butcher 3 01-06-09 10-01-15
4 Greg Ricks 4 12-04-12 10-01-14
5 Hazel James 5 04-07-15 10-01-15
6 John Gonzales 6 02-04-14 10-01-16
7 Larry Crockett 7 11-09-10 10-01-15
8 Jerome Johnson 8 09-25-12 10-01-16
9 Jaime Martinez 9 10-04-11 10-01-15

Chair:  Harry Butcher
Department Contact:  Mattie Sanders, 817-392-7540

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