Announcements & Events
Make Note of These Upcoming Events
- SAT, OCT 20 | HONOR OUR FALLEN RUN
6th Annual 5k/10k Run to Remember, Fort Ord Dunes State Park, Marina. Volunteers needed: https://goo.gl/TfbrDa Register here: https://goo.gl/m2YU3V
- SAT, OCT 27 | 9th ANNUAL HEROES' OPEN | Black Horse Golf Course
This annual benefit golf tournament helps toward the cemetery expansion. For participation and sponsorship info: www.uvc-mc.com/
- SAT, OCT 27 | Volunteer Opportunity - Fort Ord National Public Lands Day
SAVE THE DATE: National Public Lands Day celebration at the Fort Ord National Monument. This is a wonderful volunteer event. Details to follow. More Info HERE.
- FRI, NOV 30 | 4TH Annual State of the Region Conference
Mark your calendars for November 30, 2018. Monterey Bay Economic Partnerships' State of the Region Conference will take place at the Embassy Suites in Seaside. More details to come.
FORA Transition Planning Process
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.
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:
- April 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
CSU Monterey Bay Student Interns Excel at FORAInterns expect to apply what they've learned in a classroom to their new business environment.
At the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA), however, Nick Prew quickly found himself applying skills he never knew he had.
Former Congressman Sam Farr once said that if California Senator Henry Mello had not introduced the bill that created FORA, Cal State Monterey Bay would likely not exist (see "Gateways Do Not Come Easy"). It’s not surprising a mutually beneficial partnership continues to this day.
The California State Legislature established FORA in 1994 to ensure the economic recovery of the Monterey Bay in the wake of Fort Ord’s closing. It has become the largest military base reuse project in the United States. Each academic year, one CSUMB intern helps support that mission.
Prew just graduated with a degree in business administration and finished his internship. He credits FORA with spurring him to learn skills that will better prepare him for the workforce.Read More →
Economic Development staff have recently completed the annual jobs survey on behalf of FORA's member jurisdictions. Annual reporting of jobs trends is a Base Reuse Plan requirement and survey data helps inform FORA Board policy aimed at supporting jobs growth. This has been another successful year in the Monterey Bay region, manifesting increases in full and part-time jobs.
132 employers and 5652 positions were identified within the former Fort Ord boundary, representing a 14% (694 jobs) increase in total jobs since early 2017, with the majority being full-time positions.