The Army considers community outreach a very important part of the Fort Ord Cleanup project.

Community involvement includes assessing the interest of the community by conducting surveys, public meetings and information sessions and providing displays and tours where community members can learn about the cleanup and share their ideas and concerns with cleanup officials. Addressing these concerns involves providing information, developing alternatives, responding to comments, and monitoring results. Guidance for community involvement in environmental cleanup is established by the Department of the Army (the Department of Defense) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).