Melissa Konur is the Planning Director at Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. She is responsible for advocating, managing, and implementing the vision for parks and open space, public art, urban design and transportation projects. She has been with DFWI since 2010 after she relocated 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 2018 graduate of the International Downtown Association’s Emerging Leaders Program, a 2011 graduate of Leadership Fort Worth and a 2007 graduate of the Coro Leadership New York Program, all competitive civic leadership programs for professionals.
Melissa takes the lead on projects such as Downtown Design Review, Heritage Park and the T & P Pedestrian Improvement. Since joining DFWI, Melissa has expanded her commitment in the community by participating on the City of Fort Worth’s Plan Commission, and on the boards of Fort Worth Bike Sharing, Community Design Center Fort Worth, and Tarrant Transit Alliance. In the past, she served on the Urban Design Commission, City Plan Commission and Buildings Standards Commission. She is also a mother two sons, ages 14 and 11, and is active on the PTA at her children’s school.