Melissa Konur is the Planning Director at Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. She is responsible for managing and implementing the vision for parks and open space, public art, urban design and transportation projects. She relocated to Fort Worth from New York City where she was a Vice President at the NYC Economic Development Corporation.
In her previous position, Melissa managed the structuring, negotiation and execution of over 12 million square feet of real estate development for the City of New York under the direction of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. She has a Bachelors of Arts from Colby College and a Master of Urban Planning from the New York University Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. She is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Fort Worth and a 2007 graduate of the Coro Leadership New York Program, both of which are competitive civic leadership programs for mid-career professionals.
Melissa has served on the City of Fort Worth’s Urban Design Commission and currently serves on the Board for Fort Worth Bike Sharing and as a Commissioner on the Buildings Standards Commission. She is also active on the PTA at her son’s school, Alice Carlson Applied Learning Center.