Victor Turner has been named Fort Worth’s Neighborhood Services Department director and will begin work Nov. 25. He comes to Fort Worth from Little Rock, Ark., where he was director of housing and neighborhood programs.
With more than 30 years’ experience in state and local government, Turner served as assistant director of Little Rock’s Department of Housing and Neighborhood Programs before his appointment in January 2017 to director.
Turner also spent nine years with the Arkansas Development Finance Authority as a division manager, overseeing HOME Investment Partnerships Program.
He began his career in local government in 1989 as an urban planner with the Southeast Arkansas Regional Planning Commission in Pine Bluff, Ark. In the late 1990s, Turner was a community development planner for the City of Little Rock. His experience in state government includes stints with the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and the Arkansas Department of Transportation.
Turner holds a bachelor of science in public administration from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and a master of public administration degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He also has completed training at the Community Development Institute at the University of Central Arkansas and is certified as a Housing Development Finance Professional through the National Development Council.
Turner is married and has two children.