mission statement
Fort Ord Lands

The Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) is responsible for the oversight of Monterey Bay area economic recovery from the closure of and reuse planning of the former Fort Ord military base. The former Fort Ord was/is located on the California coastline near the Monterey Peninsula consisting of 45 square miles/28,000 acres.

FORA implements this legislatively mandated mission by overseeing replacement land use; assuring compliance with adopted measures; removing physical barriers to reuse; financing and constructing major components of the required infrastructure and basewide demands; and protecting identified environmental reserves. FORA exercises its planning, financing, and monitoring responsibilities under state law authority to meet these objectives in the best interest of the Northern Monterey Bay Community.

A Timeline of Fort Ord Reuse Authority miletones:


Executive Officer, Josh Metz Retiring after 23 years of exemplary public service, we bid a fond farewell to Michael A. Houlemard, Jr, beginning his much earned retirement on December 31, 2019.

Please welcome our new Executive Officer Josh Metz, who will be guiding the team towards the finish line as FORA sunsets June 30, 2020. Josh can be reached at: josh@fora.org


Members of FORA Executive Committee - Highlighted


County of Monterey
Supervisor Jane Parker Chair
Supervisor Mary Adams
Supervisor John Phillips
Supervisor Luis Alejo*
Supervisor Chris Lopez*

City of Del Rey Oaks
Councilmember John Gaglioti
Councilmember Kristin Clark*

City of Marina
Mayor Pro-Tem Gail Morton
Councilmember Frank O’Connell Past Chair
Councilmember Lisa Berkley*
Councilmember Adam Urrutia*

City of Monterey
Vice Mayor Alan Haffa
Councilmember Ed Smith*

City of Seaside
Mayor Ian Oglesby
Councilmember Jon Wizard
Mayor Pro-Tem Dave Pacheco*
Councilmember Jason Campbell*

City of Sand City
Mayor Mary Ann Carbone
Jerry Blackwelder*

City of Salinas
Mayor Joe Gunter Vice Chair
Councilmember Steve McShane*

City of Pacific Grove
Councilmember Cynthia Garfield
Mayor Bill Peake*

City of Carmel-by-the-Sea
Councilmember Jan Reimers
Councilmember Jeff Baron*

20th Congressional District
Congressman Jimmy Panetta
Katharine Moon*

17th State Senate District
Senator Bill Monning
Colleen Courtney*

29th State Assembly District
Assemblymember Mark Stone
Erica Parker*

Transportation Agency of Monterey County
Debbie Hale
Todd Muck*
Mike Zeller*

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Dr. P.K. Diffenbaugh
Ryan Altemeyer*

University of California, Santa Cruz
Dr. Scott Brandt
Steve Matarazzo*

California State University Monterey Bay
Dr. Eduardo Ochoa
Kevin Saunders*
Nicole Hollingsworth*
Dr. Lawrence Samuels*

United States Army
COL Greg Ford
Jim Laughlin*

Fort Ord Army Base Realignment & Closure Office (BRAC)
Bill Collins
Melissa Broadston*

Monterey Peninsula College
Dr. Walter Tribley
David Martin*

Monterey-Salinas Transit
Lisa Rheinheimer
Michele Overmeyer*

Marina Coast Water District
Keith Van Der Maaten
Dr. Matt Zefferman*
Dr. Tom Moore*
Jan Shriner*