Danny Scarth grew up in East Fort Worth and married his wife Lucretia in 1983. They have two sons and one grandson. Danny graduated from Trinity Valley School in 1979 and went to Trinity University in San Antonio, where he injured his neck playing football as a freshman. After his injury, Danny transferred to Texas Christian University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1983.
Danny was a Principal at Riverwood Management, a consulting firm focused on civic engagement and real estate development. He was formerly the Executive Director of Hope Media, a video production and media services organization.
In May 2006, Danny was elected to the Fort Worth City Council representing District 4, where he served until June 2015. Regionally, Danny was the Secretary/Treasurer of the North Central Texas Council of Governments Executive Committee, a member of the Regional Transportation Council, and a member of the Emergency Preparedness Planning Council. He also served as Chairman of the Fort Worth City Council’s Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, Chairman of the North Tarrant Parkway Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Board, Chairman of the Woodhaven TIF, and he served on the Trinity Lakes TIF. He was the President of the Fort Worth Local Development Corporation, the Vice President of the Fort Worth Finance Corporation, and a member of the Crime Control and Prevention District Board.
Prior to joining the City Council, Danny served on the City of Fort Worth Facilities Master Plan Committee and the City of Fort Worth Gas Drilling Task Force. Danny was a long-time board member of Turning Point, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing outdoor adventures for the physically challenged, and a member of the Expanco Board, an employment and training organization serving persons with disabilities. Danny served as a Board Member for East Fort Worth, Inc. and served as President of Woodhaven Community Development, Inc. Danny was one of the founding members of Texas Blossoms and left an indelible impact on the organization. Though Danny is no longer with us, his memory lives on in every blossoming tree we plant.
Danny passed away on Thanksgiving of 2021 at the age of 60.