David Cooke

Fort Worth Hires Veteran Municipal Leader as New Deputy City Manager

by | Jan 19, 2024
Mark McDaniel's 35 years’ experience in city management spans seven different communities ranging in population from 8,000 to 1.3 million. As a consultant, McDaniel's most recent assignment for Fort Worth was serving as "greenspace champion."
City of Fort Worth Appoints Chief of Strategy and Innovation
by | Sep 5, 2022
The "sky is the limit," according to Fort Worth's new chief of strategy and innovation. Carlo Capua is ready to take the innovation reins of the "forward-thinking, tech-friendly, and innovative city." 
The Last Word: Fort Worth City Manager David Cooke on Hiring a New Chief of Strategy and Innovation
"I'm keen on challenging why and how we do things," Cooke says. He proved it recently by asking Carlo Capua to take on the new role of Chief of Strategy and Innovation for the City of Fort Worth. Capua—who had previously been deputy chief of staff in the city's Mayor and Council Office—has a diverse background that Cooke believes suits him for this role