Announcements & Events
2019 Memorial Day Ceremony
MON, MAY 27 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery @ the flag circle
2900 Parker Flats Cut Off Rd., Seaside
Please join the annual tradition of raising of the hallowed flag of the Epic Ride for Dignity and Remembrance -- which flew over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery -- over the final resting place of our beloved veterans here on the Central Coast.
FORA Staff completed the 2019 Jobs Survey on behalf of its member jurisdictions. 136 employers and 6047 positions were identified within the former Fort Ord Boundary, representing a 6.5% (395 jobs) increase in total jobs reported since 2018, with majority being part-time positions. Business types on the former Fort Ord include: professional services (42%); retail/food service (25%); education related (19%); recreation (8%); and military (6%). Military-related account for the largest employment group, followed by education-related, professional, retail and recreation. These results represent an overall 36% progress towards the 18,000 BRP post-Fort Ord jobs target.
2019 Military Retiree Appreciation Day
SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019 | 8:00 AM TO 12:30 PM | GENERAL STILLWELL COMMUNITY CENTER | 4260 GIGLING ROAD, SEASIDE, CA 93955
Guest Speakers: Congressman Jimmy Panetta, U.S. House of Representatives and Mr. Thomas J. Fitzgerald, Director, VA Palo Alto.
All military retirees, dependents, and surviving family members are invited. Come out and join us! There will be information tables, raffles, burgers, dogs, snacks, coffee, and more.
For additional information, please contact Presidio of Monterey Retirement Services Office (831) 242-4986 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Monterey Bay DART Symposium
Friday, June 21 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This one-day Symposium will further elevate local, regional, state and national awareness about the Monterey Bay region as a home for Drone, Automation & Robotics, Technology (DART) innovation. The Symposium will bring together industry, academic, and government thought and practice leaders to explore related topics.
The outline for the day includes a series of keynote speakers bringing leading edge insight into industry, regulatory and education directions, and the potential for them to thrive in our region. Following lunch, a series of panel discussion will explore topics in more detail including: Education, Airspace & Facilities, Investing, Regulatory & Management, and Application areas in Agriculture, Marine Science, Homeland Security, and more. This content and speakers will be updated as planning for the Symposium progresses.
Access the day's agenda, location information, and registration link from the button below.
Fort Ord Cleanup Community Outreach Events
- SAT, JULY 13, 2019 | Impact Area Bus Tour. Rain or Shine! Reservations not required. Two tours available:10:00 am & 11:45 am.
For more information, map and directions for event location, visit the Fort Ord Cleanup website: www.FortOrdCleanup.com or call (831) 393-1284.
Fort Ord National Monument celebrates 7th year with two new trails
PUBLISHED: April 18, 2019 at 3:14 pm | UPDATED: April 18, 2019 at 3:16 pm
MONTEREY – The Fort Ord National Monument will celebrate its seventh year with an anniversary celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony for two new trails Saturday. In a press release, the Bureau of Land Management said it is inviting the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for two new trails 9:15 a.m. along Parker Flats Road and the intersection with Watkins Gate Dirt Road on the Fort Ord National Monument.
Several partners have helped develop the trails, which will provide greater public access on the seven-year anniversary of the signing of a presidential proclamation designating the monument. The new trails wind through diverse habitats surrounded by views of the monument and nearby Monterey Bay and will be open to hikers, joggers, equestrians and bicyclists. The Army and the Bureau of Land Management are committed to working together on the clean up of the monument, according to the release. Two years ago, the Army, the Bureau of Land Management, the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control promised the community that two sections of the monument would be cleared of munitions allowing the new trails to be developed. Clean-up crews used a prescribed fire to clear the chaparral shrubland, which allowed the military munitions to be more easily located and removed. The prescribed fire also helped regenerate the maritime chaparral landscape.
The Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) seeks public input on this review process related to the provision of a roadway intended to be a Northeast-Southwest arterial connector component (formerly known as Eastside Parkway) of the Fort Ord transportation network.
EIR Preparation Schedule UPDATE:
- October 2019 – Distribute Public Review Draft EIR for 45-day review period
- TBD – Public Review Draft EIR Public Meeting
- TBD – Final project approval and EIR certification for Board consideration
Access the Notice of Preparation documents, materials, presentations, videotaped sessions, and other pertinent information related to this process from the button below.Environmental Review Process
FORA 2018 Transition Plan
Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) is a regional entity created by State law in 1994 following closure of the former Fort Ord military training base in 1992. FORA is charged with responsibility to plan, finance, manage and oversee conversion of the former military land for community reuse. When established, FORA was envisioned to “sunset” in 20 years under assumptions that certain goals and mandated conditions for reuse were achieved. Due to significant impacts beyond FORA’s direct control, such as an extended national recession, it became clear the originally anticipated goals could not be achieved as scheduled and legislation extended the life of FORA to 2020, again assuming that the mandated and anticipated regional goals could be achieved. The 2020 extension also required that FORA prepare a formal Transition Plan to assure that on-going legally mandated requirements would continue to be funded and addressed within the region. That plan (2018 Transition Plan) was approved by the FORA board at the December 19, 2018, special meeting: FORA Resolution 18-11