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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

Commissioner Meetings

View Agenda for upcoming meeting.

Regular Board of Commissioners meetings are held at 10 AM the 2nd Thursday of each month.
All District meetings are open to the public. Any member of the public interested in receiving a copy of the monthly and special meeting agendas is asked to email


The PLDD adheres to Guidelines provided by the office of Governor Inslee which included the suspension of in-person meetings of 2020. Effective June 1, 2022 meetings subject to the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) are no longer required to be held remotely. All regular and special meetings of the District are now open to the public with the option to join remotely. Links and telephones to join meetings remotely may be posted with the agenda. The PLDD will continue to operate under Governor’s Emergency Proclamation Covid and Health Protection for Healthy Washington Plan.

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, former 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. Here is a copy of the report

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