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

_______________________________

Upcoming Meetings

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

Special Board of Directors Meeting -

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) will be holding a special board meeting at 4p.m. on Tuesday, December 21st, 2021. 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 has been removed following the meeting.]

Agenda Packet (final)
Meeting Recording
Dec. 21st Meeting Minutes

Coordinating Committee Meeting -

The Fort Worden Coordinating Committee will be holding its annual meeting on Monday, December 6, 2021 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. The agenda is attached to this notice, and the access information is below and on the agenda.

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 mvitale@fortworden.org by noon to be read on the writer’s behalf during the meeting. Comments will be limited to three minutes. [Access information has been removed following the meeting.]

Agenda
February 2021 Coordinating Committee Minutes
Fort Worden Infrastructure
Meeting Recording

Special Board of Directors Meeting -

The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) will be holding a special board meeting at 4p.m. on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021. 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 also may be submitted in advance to mvitale@fortworden.org. [Zoom access information has been removed following completion of the meeting.]

 

Agenda Packet
Finance documents (updated to include docs walked into meeting)
Meeting Recording
Alliance presentation
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 p.m. on Thursday, October 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. Public comment on agenda topics will be taken at the meeting; comments are limited to 3 minutes each. Written public comment also may be submitted in advance to apalmer@fortworden.org.

October – December Board Meeting Schedule -

The Board of Directors of the Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority (FWPDA) has rescheduled its October, November, and December 2021 meetings.

To accommodate schedules and allow for more attendance, special FWPDA board meetings have been scheduled for the following dates and times:
– Thursday, Oct. 28th, 5 – 8 p.m.
– Tuesday, Nov. 23rd, 4 – 7 p.m.
– Tuesday, Dec. 21st, 4 – 7 p.m.

The 9 a.m. meetings previously scheduled for October 27th, November 24th, and December 22nd are cancelled.

The special board meetings will be remote per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-28.15, and Zoom access information will be provided with each agenda closer to each meeting date. Please email Katie at kkennison@fortworden.org with any questions.

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
Meeting Recording

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

X