Fernando Costa, FAICP, has served as Assistant City Manager for the City of Fort Worth since April of last year, overseeing the Environmental Management, Planning and Development, Transportation and Public Works, and Water departments. He previously worked as a city planner for 32 years, including 10 years as planning director for Fort Worth, Texas, and 11 years as planning director for Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Costa is the founder and chair of Vision North Texas, a public/private partnership that promotes sustainable development in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. He also serves as a part-time professor at the University of Oklahoma.
Mr. Costa is a member of the Planning Accreditation Board, on the editorial board for the Journal of the American Planning Association and serves on advisory committees for city and regional planning programs at University of Texas at Arlington and Georgia Institute of Technology.
Mr. Costa earned a Master of City Planning, Master of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.