About Us

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 & 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 pm. 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.

Public Records

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 Public Records.

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