Announcements & Events
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.
NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY - CENTENNIAL EVENTS AT FORT ORD
- Honor Our Fallen Run | SAT, OCT 21 from 6 AM -12 PM
Join community supporters on Fort Ord Dunes State Park and participate in the Honor Our Fallen 5k or 10k Race/Walk as a "competitor" or "volunteer." The Saturday event helps support programs for Gold Star Family members and is hosted by the US Army's Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program. Please register in advance as a volunteer or participant:
Additional information is available at facebook.com/honorourfallen10k.
- Monumental Giving | SAT, OCT 28 @9:00 AM
Join other volunteers on the Fort Ord National Monument and lend a hand in collecting native plant seed and performing other rewarding work in a beautiful setting. Volunteers to the Saturday event will be treated to a free lunch and entertainment following the work project. There are two ways to join in with the fun: 1) just show up at 9:00 AM and choose one of our volunteer projects; or 2) if you are a mountain biker, sign up for a ride and clip trail project through the Monterey Off-Road Cycling Association at https://morcamtb.org/trails/trail-work/
Heroes' Open Monterey
Saturday, October 28, 2017 Bayonet Golf Course, Seaside
The Annual Benefit Golf Tournament for the Central Coast Veterans Cemetery will be held Saturday, October 28. This event helps raise much needed funds in support of Phase II, which includes 11,500 gravesites. For more information, to reserve your sponsorship, or to explore additional options call (831) 601-3263 or access the website from the button.
On November 4, 2014, the voters of Monterey County approved the first-ever countywide sales tax measure for public transit. Beginning in July 2015, the Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) Local Transit Funding for Senior Citizens, Veterans and People with Disabilities sales tax, otherwise known as Measure Q, will raise approximately $7 million per year. The sales tax will expire after 15 years unless renewed by the voters.
The money is to be used only for services and equipment that support transportation programs for veterans, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities. An oversight committee will review and report on the revenue and expenditure of funds from the tax.
The 2017 FORA Jobs Survey report summarizes and compares 2015 and 2017 Jobs Survey outcomes as success metrics for Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) economic recovery goals. Primary and secondary research were used including online business searches, email surveys, and in-person/phone communications. The survey area was limited to the former Fort Ord boundary, and reported results include existing and near-term projected full-time (FT) and part-time (PT) positions. Survey results will be incorporated in FORA’s Annual Report as directed by the Base Reuse Plan (BRP) Context and Framework (18.104.22.168 (c), pg. 208).
The Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) and the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED) at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) completed a regional coworking space market feasibility report to better understand local market readiness to support investment in coworking facilities.
Results of this study suggest an unmet demand for new coworking spaces in the study area. Neighboring communities with similar demographics have a proliferation of coworking spaces, while the study area has few. Among other indicators, new community development as part of the civilian reuse of the former Fort Ord continues to gain momentum. Seventy percent of survey respondents in this study indicated a desire to use coworking facilities. These trends indicate an existing current demand and growing future demand for coworking spaces. Early market actors could take advantage of the current market and service provision imbalance.