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

Board of Directors Meeting -

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) will be holding a Board Meeting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021. This will be a remote web- and phone-based public meeting in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28.15, issued by Governor Jay Inslee. Public comment will be taken at the meeting; comments are limited to 3 minutes each. Written public comment also may be submitted in advance to jrutkowski@fortworden.org. [Zoom access information has been removed following completion of the meeting.]

Agenda Packet  (Final)
Public Comment_Val Stewart
Public Comment_Mark Blatter

Special Board of Directors Meeting -

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) will be holding a Special Board Meeting at 5 PM on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021. This will be a remote web- and phone-based board meeting in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28, issued by Governor Jay Inslee. Public comment will be taken at the meeting and will be limited to the special meeting agenda topics. Written public comment also may be submitted in advance to jrutkowski@fortworden.org. [Zoom access information has been removed following completion of the meeting.]

Agenda Packet
Public Comment
Introduction to Forecasting Tool *DRAFT*
Meeting Recording
August 17th Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting -

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) will be holding a Board Meeting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021. This will be a remote web- and phone-based public meeting in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28.15, issued by Governor Jay Inslee. Access information is below. Public comment will be taken at the meeting; comments are limited to 3 minutes each. Written public comment also may be submitted in advance to jrutkowski@fortworden.org. [Zoom access information has been removed following completion of the meeting.]

Final Agenda Packet
Meeting Recording
July 28th 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 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. This will be a remote web- and phone-based board meeting in accordance with Emergency Order 20-28, issued by Governor Jay Inslee. Public comment will be taken at the meeting and will be limited to the special meeting agenda topics. Written public comment also may be submitted in advance to jrutkowski@fortworden.org. [Zoom access information has been removed following completion of the meeting.]

Agenda & Packet (post-meeting update; without amended motions)
Agenda with Amended Motions (post-meeting)
Resignation Letters (final)
Fort Worden Hospitality Timeline as of 6.30.21
Meeting Recording
June 30th Meeting Minutes

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
June 2nd Meeting Minutes

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
May 26th Meeting Minutes

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

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