Matt Beard was born in Fort Worth, and grew up attending Fort Worth public schools. He attended The University of Texas at Arlington, graduating in 2007 with his Bachelor of Science in Architecture.
Since joining DFWI in January of 2015, Matt has managed the two Public Improvement Districts located Downtown, PID #1 and PID #14. Beginning in October of 2015, Matt took on the role of TIF Administrator for the Downtown Tax Increment Financing District TIF 3.
In addition to his responsibilities with DFWI, Matt is the President of the Fort Worth Police Bike Patrol Support Group and serves on the Fort Worth Better Buildings Advisory Committee, Keep Fort Worth Beautiful Board, Operation Partnership Emergency Network (OPEN), and Downtown Fort Worth’s Downtown Security Group.
Matt has been married for 6 years to his wife Laura who is a teacher with the Fort Worth Independent School District. Their first child, a daughter named Collins was born on October 31, 2014. They welcomed their second, a son named Mason on November 4, 2016. Matt and his family live in Fort Worth, near TCU.