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Port Ludlow Drainage District (pldd)

The Port Ludlow Drainage District (PLDD) is a Jefferson County Special Purpose District that is tasked with resolving storm water drainage problems on common property within the North Bay area of Port Ludlow on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. The PLDD mission is to alleviate storm water conveyance problems on community property, such as the Ludlow Maintenance Commission greenbelts. There have been 18 Capital Improvement Projects undertaken and completed by PLDD that have contributed to the improvement of storm water flow within North Bay of Port Ludlow. These improvements have addressed community safety, preservation of property and water quality for the benefit of residents.

Maintenance of these project infrastructures is the ongoing responsibility and has become the main focus of PLDD. The District contracts with a professional maintenance crew which works year-round to ensure that the conveyance facilities are functioning as designed even in the rainiest of conditions.

The district is governed by a three-member board of commissioners which is elected by owner(s) of land located in the District who are qualified voters of the District.

photo courtesy Katie Smith

This phase of the Oak Bay Road Conveyance System Repair Project was completed in 2004, and was functioning well on December 15, 2015, 11.5 years later, during what has been described as 'torrential' rain.

Announcements / News


The Port Ludlow Drainage District cancelled the Regular meeting scheduled for September 8, 2022 and rescheduled a Special Meeting for September 22, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Beach Club Gallery Room, 121 Marine View Drive in Port Ludlow. The agenda for the hybrid special meeting and links for remote attendance will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. If you wish to be emailed a copy of the agenda, please email the Port Ludlow Drainage District at


Since March of 2020 the PLDD has been Guidelines provided by the office of Governor Inslee which included the suspension of in-person meetings. All regular and special meetings of the District have been telephonic only with no provision for a public speaker phone. The PLDD will continue to operate under Governor’s Emergency Proclamation Covid and Health Protection for Healthy Washington Plan. Until such time as in-person meetings are mandated, PLDD will continue to meet telephonically with no public speaker phone made available by PLDD staff. The call-in number to join the meetings is 1-848-777-1212 with call code 37246.

Election Results - No Election

The week of December 13-17, 2021 was the Candidate Filing Period for the February 2022 Special District General Election. Three positions were open: Position No. 1 for the remaining four years of a term ending February 2026; Position No.2 for the remaining two years of a term ending Feb-2024, Position No. 3 for a term of six years, ending Feb-2028.

All three candidates that filed were unopposed, therefore per RCW 85.38.115, no election was held and the single candidate for each position was considered to have been elected to the position.


Engineer Nancy Lockett conducted an inspection of the District’s 4 beach outfalls on April 1, 2021. She was joined by Brian Belmont, LMC General Manager; Deborah Helleson, PLDD Commissioner 3; and Russ Lowry, maintenance contractor for PLDD. This inspection is held every four years and was last conducted in 2017. Engineer Lockett noticed little or no change to the condition of the beach outfalls from the previous inspection. All outfalls are in good condition and functioning as designed. A copy of the report from this inspection can be requested by contacting the commissioners at


Port Ludlow Drainage District 2022 operating budget, Resolution 2021-05, was ratified at Special Meeting #0285, held November 18, 2021. The 2022 assessment was set at $60,000. The same amount as the 2021.


Looking for something else?

Looking for Minutes & Agenda or Resolutions?  Open the Records Menu.

Also, look under About PLDD. You'll find the Assessment System there.

Want to get on the Small Works Roster? Download Application - you can also get an application on the Documents & Forms page.

If you are looking for information on how to make a Public Records Request, you'll also find that on the Documents & Forms page. Resolution & Form.

Founding documents and Comprehensive Plan are under History.

See Projects for information on district activity and for project-specific documents & photos.

Port Ludlow Drainage District
P.O. Box 65261
Port Ludlow WA 98365