December 1, 2021 – Our offices are open. Please be advised a mask is required for in-person visits.  We will be closed December 24th for the observance of Christmas & December 31 for observance of New Years. Thank you.


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Grant Applications

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Public Records Request

In compliance with RCW 42.56, The Washington Public Records Act, the CWCOG records request application is available. For viewing and/or copying public records, click the button below for a printable request form. Please return this via email or USPS to access records maintained by the CWCOG.


The CWCOG has a highly varied work program with initiatives undertaken in the areas of long and short-term regional and local planning, transportation and economic development planning, community development, technical assistance, and a wide array of contractual services.

If you are looking for a diverse and challenging position and want to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, then the CWCOG might be the place for you!

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Current Events

Small Business Resilience Toolkit: The toolkit can be viewed here.

Business Resource List: This resource document provides information on a wide variety of topics to assist regional businesses in their recovery and development efforts. Click here for a copy.

Lower Columbia Investment Network:
Click here for more information on LCIN!

Local Investor Applications and Local Business Applications now available!

The Weekly Reader, written by the CWCOG’s Executive Director, is released every Friday. It contains updates on CWCOG programs, local projects, and upcoming events.


The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) invites the public to comment on one project submitted by the City of Kelso for the January 2022 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) Amendment. The City of Kelso requests approval for the Hazel Street Railroad Grade Separation project to be added to the 2022-2025 MTIP. This project was recently awarded just over $4.2 million of Highway Safety Improvement Program (Section 130) funding.

The MTIP is a four-year program of transportation projects with secured funding ready for implementation. Projects on the MTIP utilize federal funding, are considered regionally significant, or both. The MTIP also identifies projects for inclusion on the Washington Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

The CWCOG is a multi-purpose association of governments that delivers a diverse array of federal, state, and local programs while fulfilling its primary function as a regional planning organization.

A public notice document for this MTIP Amendment is available by clicking here or by request at: CWCOG at Administration Annex / 207 North 4th Ave, Kelso, WA 98626 (360) 577-3041. Questions may be directed to Robert Stevens at CWCOG by regular mail at the address above or via email to Comments are due by December 15, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. The CWCOG Board of Directors will consider this MTIP Amendment during their regular board meeting on December 16, 2021.

If you need special accommodations to participate in this process, please call us at 360-577-3041 by 5:00 p.m. December 10, 2021. Ask for the ADA Coordinator. For TDD users, please use the state’s toll-free relay service, (800) 833-6388, and ask the operator to dial 360-956-7575.


Title VI

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) ensures all compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 by prohibiting discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disabilities in the provisions of benefits and services resulting from its federally assisted programs and activities. For questions regarding CWCOGs Title VI Program, you may contact the Agency’s Title VI Coordinator at (360) 577-3041.

El consejo de los gobiernos de Cowlitz-Wahkiakum (CWCOG) asegura que el cumplimiento del Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Americanos con Incapacidades de 1990, al prohibir la discriminación contra persona en los Estados Unidos de América, por motivos de raza, color, sexo, u origen nacional, debe ser excluido de la participación en, ser negado los beneficios de, o ser sometido a discriminación bajo cualquier programa o actividad para la cual CWCOG recibe asistencia financiera federal.  Si tienes preguntas sobre programa del Título VI de CWCOGs, porfavor communiquese con Coordinador del Título VI al (360) 577-3041.