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The Fort Monroe Authority


The Fort Monroe Authority (FMA) is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia, created to preserve, protect, and manage Fort Monroe and Old Point Comfort after the federal Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) closure in September 2011. The Authority is governed by a 14-member Board of Trustees.

The Fort Monroe Authority Act outlines specific goals for the FMA:

§2.2-2336.B.4. It is the policy of the Commonwealth to protect the historic resources at Fort Monroe, provide public access to the Fort’s historic resources and recreational opportunities, exercise exemplary stewardship of the Fort’s natural resources, and maintain Fort Monroe in perpetuity as a place that is a desirable one in which to reside, do business, and visit, all in a way that is economically sustainable;

The Fort Monroe Authority relies on the expertise of national consultants in the areas of BRAC law, environmental engineering, historic architecture and preservation planning, structural engineering, housing market analysis, commercial/retail analysis, public relations/marketing, and tourism planning. Virginia’s Department of Historic Resources and the Department of Environmental Quality have major regulatory authority that influences the work.

For questions or ideas about the transition of Fort Monroe into a vibrant and active community, contact the Fort Monroe Authority.


Building 83
20 Ingalls Road
Fort Monroe, VA 23651