General Meeting and Records Information
The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) Board of Directors will hold regular board meetings on the 4th Wednesday of every month (except for August) in 2021. The meetings will begin at 9 a.m. Meeting agendas, meeting changes, and special meetings will be published as required by law. Until prohibited, FWPDA board meetings will be held via remote means that allow the public to participate by telephone, at minimum, in accordance with Proclamation 20-28 and its extensions, which waive and suspend laws and rules in the Open Public Meetings Act that require any activity that occurs in an in-person setting in order to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus.

2021 Board Meeting Schedule

The FWPDA is dedicated to upholding the principles and ethics detailed in the Washington State Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) and Public Records Act (PRA). To submit a public records request, email  publicrecords@fortworden.org.

FWPDA Public Records Act Policy

Optional Records Request Form

Current PRA Exemptions

Organizational Documents
Reorganization FAQ

Fort Worden Hospitality Corp Business Plan

Fort Worden PDA 2019 Annual Report

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Upcoming Meetings

CANCELLED: June 23rd Board Meeting -

The Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 public meeting of the Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority Board of Directors has been cancelled. The FWPDA Board anticipates calling a special public board meeting for June 30th, and the agenda and meeting details will be published when ready in a formal meeting notice.

**Board Member Openings** -

The City of Port Townsend is seeking individuals to serve as short-term, transitional board members for the Fort Worden PDA and guide the organization during this transitional time. For more information on the openings and how to apply, please visit the informational page on the City’s website here.

Special Board of Directors Meeting -

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) Board of Directors is holding a special board meeting on Wednesday, June 2, at 9 a.m. This will be a remote web- and phone-based board meeting in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28, issued by Governor Jay Inslee. Please contact jrutkowski@fortworden.org with any questions or to submit public comment in advance on the special meeting agenda topics. [Zoom access information has been removed following completion of the meeting.]

FINAL agenda packet (draft posted 5/31/21; updated 6/1/21)
Meeting Recording

May Board of Directors Meeting -

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) Board of Directors is holding a board meeting on Wednesday, May 26th, at 9 a.m. This will be a remote web- and phone-based board meeting in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28, issued by Governor Jay Inslee. With this notice, the Fort Worden Hospitality concession agreement under consideration for approval by the FWPDA board has been provided 7 days in advance of the board meeting (see below for documents). [Zoom access information has been removed following completion of the meeting.]

Agenda Packet (with Updated FWH PowerPoint)
Q&A re Fort Worden Hospitality
Written Public Comment_Paul Eisenhardt
Written Public Comment_Valerie Stewart
Written Public Comment_Mark Blatter

Meeting Recording

April Board of Directors Meeting -

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) Board of Directors is holding a board meeting on Wednesday, April 28th, at 9 a.m. This will be a remote web- and phone-based board meeting in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28, issued by Governor Jay Inslee. [Zoom access information has been removed following completion of the meeting.]

April 28th Agenda Packet
(DRAFT Fort Worden Hospitality terms, bylaws, and concession agreement are within pages 81-134 of agenda packet)
Written Public Comment – Lorilee Houston
Q1 2021 FWPDA Cash Flow
Fort Worden Hospitality Mission and Values Statement

Meeting Recording
April 28th Meeting Minutes

March Board of Directors Meeting -

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) Board of Directors is holding a regular board meeting on Wednesday, March 24th, at 9 a.m. This will be a remote web- and phone-based public board meeting in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28, issued by Governor Jay Inslee. A recording also will be posted online after the meeting. [Zoom access information has been removed following completion of the meeting.]

FINAL Agenda Packet
Board Co-Chair Statement
Written Public Comment – Mark Blatter
Written Public Comment – Owen Rowe
Written Public Comment – Partners

Meeting Recording
March 24th Meeting Minutes

Special Board of Directors Meeting -

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) will be holding a Special Board Meeting on Monday, March 15th, 2021. The purpose of the meeting is to have a joint discussion with the Port Townsend City Council during the Council’s March 15th business meeting. The City Council meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., and the FWPDA Board will call its special meeting to order when the joint discussion begins, which may be at or about 6:30 p.m. The FWPDA Special Board Meeting will commence after the City Council addresses other matters listed on their Agenda before the joint discussion topic.

The joint discussion topic is the FWPDA’s restructuring and proposed City Ordinance 3262 amending Chapter 2.84 of the Port Townsend Municipal Code. This is for discussion only. The March 15th meeting is a remote public meeting in accordance with the “Stay Home” emergency proclamation issued by Governor Jay Inslee on March 23, 2020 and subsequently extended. Council and FWPDA board members will be participating by teleconference.

Special Meeting Agenda materials (including feedback on proposed City Code changes)
Recovery Progress Update
Meeting Recording  (Joint Discussion with Port Townsend City Council)
March 15th Meeting Minutes

February Board of Directors Meeting -

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) Board of Directors is holding a regular board meeting on Wednesday, February 24th, at 9 a.m. This will be a remote web- and phone-based board meeting. Board meetings are accessible live via Zoom, in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28, issued by Governor Jay Inslee. [Zoom access information has been removed following completion of the meeting.]

Agenda Packet
Fort Worden Hospitality Business Plan Presentation [Updated after meeting]
The meeting recording is available here.
February 24th Meeting Minutes

Fort Worden Coordinating Committee -

The Fort Worden Coordinating Committee will be holding its annual meeting on Monday, February 22nd, at 1 p.m. This will be a remote web- and phone-based board meeting in accordance with Emergency Proclamation 20-28, issued by Governor Jay Inslee. Members of the public will have the opportunity to speak to the agenda topics during public comment. Written public comment also may be submitted in advance to jrutkowski@fortworden.org by noon to be read on the writer’s behalf during the meeting. Comments will be limited to three minutes. [Zoom access information has been removed following completion of the meeting.]

Meeting Agenda Packet
Meeting Recording

Special Board of Directors Meeting -

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) Board of Directors is holding a special board meeting on Wednesday, January 27th, at 2 p.m. This will be a remote web- and phone-based board meeting. Board meetings are accessible live via Zoom, in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28, issued by Governor Jay Inslee. Members of the public will have the opportunity to speak to the special meeting agenda topics during public comment. [Zoom access information has been removed following completion of the meeting.]

Meeting Agenda Packet
Written Public Comments
Recovery/Reorganization Update (Presentation)
2021 Budget Outlook (Presentation)
NEW: Transition Board and Trust Board Objectives (updated after meeting)
January 27th Meeting Minutes

The meeting recording is available here.

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