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Community Commitment Plan

Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth recognizes the economic challenges facing communities today, particularly those that depend on a primary employer to stimulate the regional economy. We are committed to being an active corporate leader to Portsmouth Site communities that have supported nuclear and environmental remediation missions at the site for more than 50 years.

Prior to developing our Community Commitment Plan, Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth talked with regional leaders, assessed area assets, and reviewed existing studies and initiatives for the site. After consideration of community requests and socio-economic conditions in the Portsmouth area, we designed our Community Commitment Plan to contribute to the economic stabilization and growth of the four-county region of influence (Ross, Pike, Scioto, and Jackson counties) that is most impacted by site operations. We have aligned the Plan with our D&D strategy for Portsmouth, Ohio energy policies, the DOE-EM Energy Parks Initiative, and the local Community Reuse Organization (CRO).

Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth will invest a percentage of our fee in the four-county region. We will use these funds to establish a Community Commitment Fund. Through this fund, we will target 80% to economic development and 20% to charitable giving initiatives that provide the greatest impact to the region. When combined with other contribution sources described in our estimated investment is $1.3M per year.

Download the complete Community Commitment Plan


Fluor-BWXT Talks Community Commitment Fund with Tim Hughes of WXIZ-FM

WAVERLY, Ohio -- February 20, 2019 -- Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth’s (FBP) Tim Poe, Deneen Garner and Jack Williams sat down with Tim Hughes of WXIZ radio of Waverly, Ohio recently to discuss FBP’s innovative Community Commitment Fund which provides sizeable donations each year for charitable organizations, educational outreach and economic development in Jackson, Pike, Ross and Scioto Counties. Click below to listen.


PORTs D&D Project - Giving Back to Our Community

Attached is an excellent summary of how DOE PORTS Site employees and subcontractors give back to our community.  This PORTS Community Commitment DASHBOARD (January 2018) captures company and employee giving and outreach programs for the last four months of 2017. 

One of the biggest outreach efforts at the site each year is the Christmas Gifts for Children Program. This incredible volunteer effort has been in place for 25 years and is led by FBP Systems Engineer Gary Crandall.   Behind Gary are typically 40-plus volunteer coordinators who put in countless hours to make sure that each child gets the right gift, right in time for Christmas.  Just since 2011, generous volunteers have purchased or donated money to provide gifts for more than 18,000 kids in six counties in southern Ohio.  Their reach is impressive – their impact immeasurable. 

Since the beginning of the DOE Deactivation and Decommissioning (D&D) contract in 2011 Fluor-BWXT and ch2m have reinvested $4.1M in performance fee back into the community.

On behalf of our team and partner companies Fluor, BWXT and ch2M I’m glad to share this update of our educational and community giving programs.  Here’s to a safe and successful 2018!

Dennis Carr
Fluor-BWXT Site Project Director

Community Contact Information

For community involvement activities, contact Deneen Garner at Deneen.Garner@ports.pppo.gov
or 740-897-2609. For questions, please call
1-888-603-7722 or email questions@fbportsmouth.com

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