Mayor Betsy Price formally announced that Jarratt Watkins has been selected as the director of Fort Worth Now via a Zoom Press Conference on May 28. Watkins is taking a leave of absence from his practice at Kelly Hart & Hallman, he focuses on mergers and acquisitions.
Fort Worth Now, an economic recovery and growth task force headed by JPMorgan Chase’s Elaine Agather and business leader John Goff, was previously announced. The organization has raised $425,000 in a little over three weeks on the way to its goal half a million. The funds will be used for promote city, pay salary, marketing materials and travel if it is required. Mayor Betsy Price noted the group is privately funded.
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