• COVID-19 Protocols

    Remote Meetings Protocol

    Please review FORA's Updated Remote Meeting Protocols and Best Practices Guidance prior to all meetings.

    Protocols & Best Practices
  • 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 Base Reuse Plan.

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  • Transition Planning

    FORA Transition Planning

    The 2018 Transition Plan includes a plan for completing the required work for the region before FORA's Sunset June 30, 2020.

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  • Economy


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

Executive Officer Josh Metz

Executive Officer, Josh Metz

Please welcome our new Executive Officer Josh Metz, who will be guiding the remaining teammembers towards the finish line as FORA sunsets June 30, 2020. Contact Josh with any questions or concerns: josh@fora.org

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How is the reuse of the former Fort Ord being financed?

A: Under California law, FORA and the land use jurisdictions are responsible for arrainging or providing financing of base-wide costs for replacing or constructing new roads, constructing reclaimed water system(s), conserving selected areas for native habitat, upgrading or replacing other infrastructure systems, and removing/rehabilitating 1,200 former military barrack and other buildings (as required under the Base Reuse Plan, by federal law, or by agreements with the local jurisdictions).

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Fort Ord in the News

Joby Aviation builds its presence in Marina

Electric Air Taxi venture could occupy more than 30 acres at Marina Municipal Airport

MARINA – In the past few months Joby Aviation has raised more funding toward its goal of bringing air taxi service to the masses and the Monterey Peninsula is seeing some of the benefits of that milestone.

“Joby is currently leasing and renovating several hangars on the Marina airport that will be used to support the development and manufacturing of our electric aircraft,” said Mojgan Khalili, Joby spokesperson. “Construction of a 55,000 square-foot aviation tent to be used for vehicle integration began in January as well. The project application and the environmental study have been completed and are scheduled to go to the Planning Commission for approval this month.”

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media release

Monterey County implementing new Shelter in Place order with more emphasis on social distancing

APRIL 3, 2020
MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. (KION) Monterey County officials announced today that they would be implementing a revised Shelter in Place order, and they said it will include more restrictive measures to promote social distancing.

Dr. Ed Moreno said that since the implementation of social distancing, the rise in coronavirus cases has slowed down. Moreno said in the first few days after it appeared in the county, it appeared that it would be a rapid rise.

The new Shelter in Place order goes into effect Friday night and will stay in effect through May 3. The goal of the more restrictive measures is to increase social distancing, prevent vulnerable populations from dying and protect the health care system.

Under the new order, there is a greater emphasis on employers to direct employees to work from home. It also requires essential services to develop, post and implement social distancing in facilities and outdoor work areas.

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