City Manager David Cooke appointed two seasoned veterans of municipal government as interim assistant city managers, replacing longtime city employee Susan Alanis, who will become chief operating officer at Tarrant County College District in July.
Dana Burghdoff, a 20-year employee, will oversee the Planning & Development, Water, and Transportation & Public Works departments, as well as the city’s relationship with the Fort Worth Zoo, upcoming changes at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and mass transit initiatives.
Burghdoff has previously worked as deputy director of the Planning & Development Department.
Kevin Gunn, who has worked for the city since December 2014, will oversee the Information Technology Services, Finance and Property Management departments. Gunn previously had been director of ITS and was serving on an interim basis as director of the Financial Management Services Department.
Burghdoff and Gunn join assistant city managers Jay Chapa, Fernando Costa and Valerie Washington.