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Central Area Council

Central Area Council

It is the mission of the Fort Worth Chamber’s Area councils to enhance their respective geographical area by focusing on promotion of business, education and community.   The primary goals of each Area Council Board will be to identify, inform and promote the interests of their membership within the boundaries of their Area Council and within the overall program and policies of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

The Central Area of downtown Fort Worth is a bustling center of financial, retail, and professional service businesses. Redevelopment of downtown Fort Worth in a modern style that is sensitive to preserving our heritage has become a model for cities nationwide. Some of Tarrant County’s major employers reside in the Central area, as well as government offices, transportation hubs and a host of urban residential options. Fort Worth's downtown has been named the #1 downtown in the USA by

Bass Performance Hall - The Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas is located in downtown Fort Worth near Sundance Square, occupies a whole city block, and was opened in 1998. It was built entirely with private funds and seats 2,056 people.

In the Spotlight

Leslie Oliver joined the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation as President and CEO in January 2014. Prior to joining the foundation, Oliver was senior director of donor services at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. During her ten years at Mass General, Leslie lead a 12-person donor services team responsible for processing and stewarding more than 60,000 annual gifts and transactions; assisted 45 major gift officers in five fundraising units raise more than $170 million annually; and oversaw personal donor communications and implemented donor recognition strategies

Oliver graduated from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, earning a bachelor of science in business with a marketing concentration. While at Indiana, she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta. A native of Indianapolis, Oliver is married and has two grown step-children and a grandson. An avid reader, she enjoys spectator sports and outdoor activities.


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Presentation to Central Area Council

For more information contact:
Netty Matthews
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce