• Regional Urban Design Guidelines

    Regional Urban Design Guidelines

    FORA is undertaking the development of new regional urban design guidelines. Learn more and get involved.

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  • FORA board member agencies


    to the natural beauty of the former Fort Ord in Monterey County, California. Learn more about FORA and its member agencies.

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  • FORA Office in Marina

    Fort Ord Reuse Authority

    We are the regional planning authority working to implement the Fort Ord Reuse Plan.

  • Economy


    Implementation of the Fort Ord Base Reuse Plan is laying the groundwork for sustainable development.

  • CSUMB campus


    The former Fort Ord is the regional center of a growing world-class educational community.

  • Fort Ord lands


    Conserving ecological resources of the former base is a main tenet of the Fort Ord Base Reuse Plan.

  • The Three E's: Economy, Education, Environment

    Economy, Education & Environment

    Designation of the Fort Ord National Monument embodies the spirit of collaboration at the former Fort Ord.

Upcoming Events


The Golden Shore - "California, the Pacific and the future of our coast and ocean;" President's Speaker Series welcomes David Helvarg, at the World Theater, CSUMB, Monday, April 27, 2015 @ 3:30pm.


Register now for the Startup Challenge Venture Showcase! The Showcase is a celebration of entrepreneurship in the Monterey Bay region and will feature exhibits by Startup Challenge contestants, speakers on entrepreneurship, networking opportunities for all, and the inaugural Otter Tank competition for the Venture Division grand prize.

The Showcase is free and open to the public and will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the University Center on the campus of California State University, Monterey Bay. This unique event will not only give you a view into the process of developing a business but will also be a great networking opportunity. Please join us for this Celebration of Entrepreneurship!

Register at startupchallege2015.eventbrite.com

Celebration 3/13/15

California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery ground breaking ceremony at Stilwell Community Center.

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Executive Officer's Message

Executive Officer, Michael Houlemard

The Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA), created by the California State Legislature in 1994, oversees and facilitates former Fort Ord conversion from military to civilian activities to support local and regional communities. Central to conversion is local jurisdiction-based economic recovery, educational reuse, and environmental protection and conservation–the three “Es.

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