Washington State Parks, recognizing Fort Worden’s unique attributes, developed a vision and plan to transform the Fort into a financially self-sustaining lifelong learning center. After years of planning, Washington State Parks entered into a co-management agreement with the Fort Worden Public Development Authority (PDA) to carry out the vision for the lifelong learning center. The PDA’s role is to ensure that Fort Worden continues to operate as a vibrant, public resource that provides a confluence of creative learning, recreation and retreat opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

The PDA is working to help renovate and fill the 70-plus historic buildings on Fort Worden’s campus, expand the number and types of partners and programming at the Fort, and work with Fort Worden Hospitality who provides an outstanding hospitality experience for guests. The Public Development Authority is a public corporation created by the City of Port Townsend.

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 Tuesday of every month in 2022. The meetings will begin at 5:30 p.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.

2022 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

Board of Directors Meeting -

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) will be holding a board meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. This will be a remote web- and phone- based board meeting in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28.15, issued by Governor Jay Inslee.

Public comment will be taken at the meeting and will be limited to three minutes per comment. Written public comment may also be submitted in advance to mvitale@fortworden.org. [Access information removed following the meeting.]

Agenda Packet (final)
Public Comment
Asset List for Surplus
Meeting Recording
Meeting Chat

Finance & Audit Committee Meeting -

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) will be holding a meeting of the Finance & Audit Committee on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 10-11:30 a.m. This will be a remote web- and phone- based meeting in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28.15, issued by Governor Jay Inslee. In 2022 F&A committee meetings will take place the third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m.

Public comment will be taken at the meeting and will be limited to three minutes per comment. Written public comment may also be submitted in advance to mvitale@fortworden.org. [Access information removed following the meeting.]

Agenda Packet (updated)
Meeting Recording

Special Board Meeting -

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) will be holding a special board meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12th, 2022. This will be a remote web- and phone- based board meeting in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28.15, issued by Governor Jay Inslee.

Public comment on agenda topics will be taken at the meeting and will be limited to three minutes per comment. Written public comment may also be submitted in advance to mvitale@fortworden.org. [Access information removed following the meeting.]

Agenda Packet (final)
Meeting Recording

Board of Directors Meeting -

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) will be holding a board meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. This will be a remote web- and phone- based board meeting in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28.15, issued by Governor Jay Inslee.

Public comment will be taken at the meeting and will be limited to three minutes per comment. Written public comment may also be submitted in advance to mvitale@fortworden.org. [Access information removed following the meeting.]

Agenda Packet UPDATED
Meeting Recording
Approved Meeting Minutes

 

Finance & Audit Committee Meeting -

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) will be holding a meeting of the Finance & Audit Committee on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 from 10-11:30 a.m. This will be a remote web- and phone- based meeting in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28.15, issued by Governor Jay Inslee. In 2022 F&A committee meetings will take place the third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m.

Public comment will be taken at the meeting and will be limited to three minutes per comment. Written public comment may also be submitted in advance to mvitale@fortworden.org. [Access information removed following the meeting.]

Agenda Packet (updated)
Meeting Recording
Approved Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting -

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) will be holding a board meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. This will be a remote web- and phone- based board meeting in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28.15, issued by Governor Jay Inslee.

Public comment will be taken at the meeting and will be limited to three minutes per comment. Written public comment may also be submitted in advance to mvitale@fortworden.org. [Access information has been removed following the meeting.]

Agenda Packet
Meeting Recording
Approved Meeting Minutes

Finance & Audit Committee Meeting -

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) will be holding a meeting of the Finance & Audit Committee on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 10-11:30 a.m. This will be a remote web- and phone- based meeting in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28.15, issued by Governor Jay Inslee.

Public comment will be taken at the meeting and will be limited to three minutes per comment. Written public comment may also be submitted in advance to mvitale@fortworden.org. [Access information has been removed following the meeting.]

Agenda Packet (final)
Updated Finance Reports
Internal Controls
Meeting Recording
Approved Meeting Minutes

Special Board of Directors Meeting -

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) will be holding a special board meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January, 24th 2022. This will be a remote web- and phone- based board meeting in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28.15, issued by Governor Jay Inslee. This change from a regular meeting to a special meeting helps accommodate the visiting State Parks Commission, which will be meeting at Fort Worden January 25-27th.

Public comment on agenda topics will be taken at the meeting and will be limited to three minutes per comment. Written public comment may also be submitted in advance to mvitale@fortworden.org. [Access information has been removed following the conclusion of the meeting.]

Agenda Packet (final)
Meeting Recording
Approved Meeting Minutes

Special Board of Directors Meeting -

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) will be holding a special board meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 13, 2022. This will be an opportunity for the board to review and discuss the State Auditor’s Office (SAO) reports on fraud and accountability. This will be a remote web- and phone- based board meeting in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28.15, issued by Governor Jay Inslee.

Public comment on the agenda topic will be taken at the meeting and will be limited to three minutes per comment. Written public comment also may be submitted in advance to mvitale@fortworden.org. [Access information has been removed following conclusion of the meeting.]

Agenda
2018-2020 Accountability Audit
2016-2017 Accountability Audit
2016-2017 Financial Audit
Fraud Report
Meeting Recording
Finance Review Presentation
Meeting Minutes

SAO Exit Conference -

This is a meeting notice for the upcoming SAO Exit Conference between the FWPDA’s Executive Director and the State Auditor’s Office, which will take place on Thursday, December 23rd, 2021 at 1PM.

Members of the public will be able to view the meeting with the webinar information provided below. Questions to the SAO will be restricted to authority representatives, per the SAO’s policy and practice. There will be no public comment.

A copy of the SAO’s full report will be available on their website on December 27th. [Access information has been removed following the meeting.]

Meeting Recording

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