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 Joan Rutkowski at jrutkowski@fortworden.org.

Organizational Documents
Reorganization FAQ

Fort Worden Hospitality Corp Business Plan

Fort Worden PDA 2019 Annual Report

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Upcoming Meetings

April Board of Directors Meeting -

A special meeting for the FWPDA board to consider a concessionaire agreement with Fort Worden Hospitality will not be held in April. The topic is expected to be on the agenda for the regular board meeting that will begin at 9 a.m. on April 28th, 2021. Please check back here for agenda and remote access information closer to the meeting date.

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.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to speak during public comment. Public comment also can be provided in writing and submitted in advance to jrutkowski@fortworden.org by 8 a.m. and can 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.]

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

Meeting Recording

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)

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. Members of the public will have the opportunity to speak during public comment. Written public comment also may be submitted in advance by 8 a.m. to jrutkowski@fortworden.org 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.]

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. Written public comment also may be submitted in advance to jrutkowski@fortworden.org 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
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.

December Board Meetings -

Special Board of Directors Meeting: Tuesday, Dec. 29th, at 1 p.m.
The Fort Worden Public Development Authority (PDA) Board of Directors is holding a special board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 29th, at 1 p.m. This will be a remote web- and phone-based board meeting in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28.14, 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 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.]

December 29th Meeting Agenda Packet
The meeting recording is available here.
December 29th Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, Dec. 16th, at 9 a.m.
The Fort Worden Public Development Authority (PDA) Board of Directors is holding a board meeting on Wednesday, December 16th, at 9 a.m. This will be a remote web- and phone-based board meeting in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28.12, issued by Governor Jay Inslee. Members of the public will have the opportunity to speak during the public comment portion of the agenda. [Zoom access information has been removed following completion of the meeting.]

Board Agenda Packet
The meeting recording is available here.
December 16th Meeting Minutes

Special Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, Dec. 9th at 11 a.m.
The Fort Worden Public Development Authority (PDA) Board of Directors is holding a special board meeting on Wednesday, December 9th, at 11 a.m. This will be a remote web- and phone-based board meeting in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28.12, issued by Governor Jay Inslee. Members of the public will have the opportunity to speak only to agenda items during the public comment portion of the agenda. [Zoom access information has been removed following completion of the meeting.]

Agenda Packet and Presentation
The meeting recording is available here.
December 9th Meeting Minutes

Executive Committee and Finance & Audit Committee
Given the special board meeting, the PDA’s Executive Committee and Finance & Audit Committee will not meet this month.

November Board Meetings -

Board of Directors Meeting: November 25th, at 9 a.m.
Public comments will be accepted in advance and during the meeting. To submit a comment in advance to be read on your behalf, please email Joan at jrutkowski@fortworden.org by 8 a.m. on November 25th.[Zoom access information has been removed following completion of the meeting.]

The meeting recording is available here.

Meeting Agenda Packet
Draft Reorganization Concept Presentation
11.25.20 Meeting Minutes

Executive Committee and Finance & Audit Committee
* The PDA Board of Directors will not be having an Executive Committee meeting in November. The meeting scheduled for November 17th has been cancelled.
* The Finance & Audit Committee will not meet in November.

October Board Meetings -

Regular Board Meeting: Wednesday, October 28, 9 a.m.
The Fort Worden PDA Board of Directors will hold its regular board meeting on Wednesday, October 28th, at 9 a.m. Public comments will be accepted in advance and during the meeting. [Zoom access information has been removed following completion of the meeting.]

The meeting recording is available here.

10.28.20 Board Agenda Final Packet
Presentation: Recovery Plan Update
Madrona MindBody Presentation
10.28.20 Meeting Minutes

Special Meeting: Thursday, October 22, 1 p.m.
The Fort Worden PDA Board of Directors will hold a special meeting on Thursday, October 22nd, at 1 p.m. Public comments on agenda topics only per special meeting guidelines will be accepted in advance and during the meeting. [Zoom access information has been removed following completion of the meeting.]

10.22.20 PDA Board Agenda Packet
10.22.20 Meeting Minutes

Executive Committee and Finance & Audit Committee will not meet in October.
The board meeting that was tentatively scheduled for September 30 has been cancelled.

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