Deputy Planning Director, City of Fort Worth
Dana Burghdoff is the Deputy Planning and Development Director for the City of Fort Worth, where she has been employed since 1999. The 40-member Planning Division that she oversees provides information and advice to City officials and community leaders in making decisions about growth and development, including producing the City’s Comprehensive Plan and promoting sustainable development. The Division is also responsible for neighborhood education, planning, zoning, platting, annexation, design review, and appeals. The Division staffs the City Plan Commission, Zoning Commission, Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission, Downtown Design Review Board, Urban Design Commission, and two Boards of Adjustment, along with various advisory committees.
Previously, as Senior Planner for the City of Waltham, Massachusetts, she managed federally funded community development programs, including several downtown public projects to encourage pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use development.
Dana holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is Secretary of the board for the regional Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM), and facilitated the merger of CNM with the Funding Information Center of Tarrant County, where she served as President of the board. She is a member of Leadership North Texas, Leadership Fort Worth, and the Women’s Policy Forum of Tarrant County. She is past Vice President of the Women’s Transportation Seminar, Dallas-Fort Worth chapter, and past Director for the Midwest Section of the American Planning Association, Texas chapter.