The Fort Worth Report Reader Advisory Council is made up of informed, engaged residents who believe in the importance of nonpartisan, factual local journalism. They provide perspective, ideas and opinions on news coverage in Fort Worth and Tarrant County, and help our journalists better understand and respond to the communities they cover. The council meets quarterly.
Principal, Young Women’s Leadership Academy
Dr. Whitnee Boyd
Higher education professional, entrepreneur, and community volunteer
Community activist, Mentor founder of Wecanbuildabetterhood
Nonprofit Consultant, creative!mpact and Publisher, DFW501c.com
Community & Public Relations Director at Kids Who Care, Board Member at The Welman Project & Helping Restore Ability, Community & Civic Advocate
Michelle Cortez Gonzales
2021 Carter Museum Community Artist, former public art project manager for the Arts Council of Fort Worth and art teacher at Polytechnic High School
Senior Associate at OrgCode Consulting, helping communities design and deliver housing and services to people experiencing homelessness.
Entrepreneurial Community Builder and Assistant VP of Innovation Ecosystems at HSC.
Salvador (Sal) Espino
Real estate attorney, Fort Worth City Council member from 2005-2017
Small business owner, former educator, and neurodiversity advocate
Retired Communications Professional, Special Events Coordinator, and a prolific community volunteer
Director, Fort Worth Strategy for Teach For America-DFW
Marketing & Communications Professional, Former Journalist
Public school teacher
Entrepreneur and business owner
Lydia Guajardo Rickard
Community advocate for the Hispanic community and the business community and owner of two local businesses, including a creative marketing firm.
Elected member of the AFL-CIO Labor Council Executive Board in Tarrant County, Member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; married to advisory council member Heather Buen