Upon request, surveys are available on paper or in other languages.  Questions may be directed to CWCOG by regular mail at PO Box 128, Kelso, WA 98626; via email to; or by FAX at (360) 214-3425.

Currently no active surveys.

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!

Click the button below to check out our current openings.

Grant Applications

Please contact us at if you are in need of a grant. We may be able to help you find the right one.

Funding & Learning Opportunities Newsletter


Our business hours are from 8:30AM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday; office hours are 8:30AM to 5:00PM Monday through Thursday. All staff work a modified remote work schedule but are still available during regular business hours 8:30AM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday. Please call the main office phone to be connected to any one of our staff.

2022 CWCOG Annual Report Now Available
The Annual Report showcases the work accomplished by the CWCOG throughout the year. It also includes messaged from the Executive Director and CWCOG Board Chair. View the report here.

Draft 2024 Unified Planning Work Program
The CWCOG, as the Longview/Kelso, WA and Rainier, OR Metropolitan Planning Organization and lead agency for the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Planning Organization, invites the public to review and comment on the draft 2024 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).

The UPWP documents the CWCOG’s regional transportation planning program for fiscal year July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024. Included is the program budget outlining how federal and state transportation funding is planned to be spent. The work program is developed by CWCOG staff in cooperation with regional cities, counties, ports, transit agencies, Washington State Department of Transportation, and Oregon Department of Transportation.

The draft 2024 UPWP will be available beginning April 26, 2023: online at here; by calling (360) 577-3041; or pick-up Cowlitz County Administration Annex Bldg/207 4th Avenue N/Floor 2, Kelso WA 98626. Questions may be directed to Robert Stevens at CWCOG by regular mail: PO Box 128, Kelso WA 98626 or email Deadline for comments is May 10, 2023.

If you need special accommodations to participate in this process, please call (360) 577-3041 by 5:00 pm May 4, 2023. 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.

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) invites the public to comment on the Draft 2023-2028 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS is a regional economic-development plan for the two-county region of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties. The plan outlines a strategy for the region through a series of goals and objectives and includes descriptions of projects and partnerships to meet those goals and objectives. The CEDS planning process is supported by a grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA).

Beginning 4/18/23, the CEDS will be available online here or by calling the CWCOG office at (360) 577-3041. Location for document pickup: 207 4th Avenue N., Administration Building, Second Floor, Kelso, WA 98626. Questions may be directed to Brandon Robinson, Economic Development Planner, by regular mail – PO Box 128, Kelso WA 98626 or via email –

If you need special accommodation(s) to participate in this process, please call us at (360) 577-3041 by 5:00 p.m. 5/16/23. 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 – Notice to the Public

The CWCOG operates in accordance with all applicable federal and state laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability.

Those persons with limited English Proficiency may request language assistance through oral, visual, and/or written translation at no cost to the individual.

For assistance or questions regarding the CWCOG’s Title VI or Limited English Proficiency policies or to file a complaint, please contact the Agency’s Title VI Coordinator at (360) 577-3041.

Notificación de Titulo VI al Público

El CWCOG opera de acuerdo con todas las leyes federales y estatales aplicables, incluido el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, sin distinción de raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado civil, edad o discapacidad.

Aquellas personas con dominio limitado del inglés pueden solicitar asistencia lingüística a través de traducción oral, visual y / o escrita sin costo para el individuo.

Para asistencia o preguntas sobre el Título VI de CWCOG o las políticas de Dominio Limitado del Inglés o para presentar una queja, comuníquese con el Coordinador del Título VI de la Agencia al (360) 577-3041.

Current Events

Small Business Resilience Toolkit: There are two versions of the toolkit available for download. One which is more suited to printing and physically writing in, and the other more suited to working on digitally. They contain the same material and will both be periodically refreshed.

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

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.