Project Funding

Funding a new pool will require a combination of private giving, grants and public funding.  We will be reaching out over the next year to individuals and corporate sponsors, maximizing private giving to the extent possible.  There are a variety of grant opportunities available for community projects, which we will aggressively pursue.  Finally, any shortfall will be addressed through an appeal to voters, most likely in early-2021.

Capital Campaign Timeline

The Campaign to build the new Fidalgo Aquatic Center is in four phases:

Phase I – Feasibility (January 2017-September 2018)

Long-range planning

Architect rendering 

Public meetings

Campaign pre-work – Create marketing materials, campaign branding, website and assemble the campaign steering committee

Budget analysis

Construction analysis – remodel vs. new construction

Phase II – Fundraising Campaign (October 2018-December 2019)

Secure lead campaign gifts

Public meetings 

Community fundraisers and gifts

Direct mail and social media campaigns

Communication plan for donors and community members

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Phase III – Ballot Measure (November 2019-February 2020)

Education campaign for the Bond ballot measure

Voters consider the Bond ballot measure – February 2020

Phase IV – Construction and Opening (May 2020-Spring 2022)

Groundbreaking – Summer 2020

Grand Opening – May 2022