Dean Ahdieh Accepts a Board Position with Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.
Texas A&M University School of Law dean, Robert "Bobby" Ahdieh, accepts a position on the Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. board of directors. He joins Fort Worth notables John Avila, Walter Littlejohn, Monty Mohon, Johnny Campbell and others.
Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. (DFWI) was established in 1981 to plan, advocate and manage public space projects. It is a 501 (c)(6) non-profit membership organization, focused on making downtown Fort Worth a "premiere destination for work, leisure, living and shopping."
Interesting facts (source: DFWI.org):
- DFWI leads the downtown strategic action planning process, conducted every 10 years. Plan implementation, advocacy and advancement are championed by DFWI volunteer leaders and staff. Plan 2023 is available here.
- DFWI started and manages the first Public Improvement District in the state of Texas, established in 1986 and Fort Worth PID #14. The PIDs provide enhanced services to property owners including maintenance and landscaping, public space management, promotions and marketing, research, transportation, planning and security services to 564 acres of Downtown. More about the PIDs here.
- DFWI administers Fort Worth’s first Tax Increment Finance District (TIF) by contract with the City of Fort Worth. Eligible TIF projects include parking, infrastructure assistance to new developments, historic preservation, affordable housing, transportation, and education. More about the TIF here.