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.

2022 Regional Economic Vitality Survey: Help plan for the future by taking a short survey! Your feedback on the challenges to economic growth throughout Cowlitz and Wahkiakum County will help in the creation of the Economic Development long-range plan.

Transportation Priorities Survey: We want to better understand the transportation system needs so that they can help prioritize how money should be spent on transportation projects and programs over the next twenty-plus years. Your feedback is an important part of developing a new long-range transportation plan for our region. Make a difference by filling out this short survey today and sharing the link with others.

Encuesta de Prioridades de Transporte: El objetivo principal de esta encuesta es comprender mejor las necesidades del sistema de transporte y ayudar a priorizar cómo se debe gastar el dinero en proyectos y programas de transporte durante los próximos veinte años. Sus comentarios son una parte importante del desarrollo de un nuevo plan de transporte a largo plazo para nuestra región. Marque la diferencia completando esta breve encuesta hoy y compartiendo el enlace con otros.

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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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.

Title VI – Aviso al público

Es la póliza de el Departamento de Transportación del Estado de Washington de asegurar que ninguna persona sea excluida de participación o sea negado los beneficios, o sea discriminado bajo cualquiera de sus programas y actividades financiado con fondos federales sobre la base de raza, color, origen nacional o sexo, como proveído por el Título VI de el Acto de Derechos Civiles de 1964.

Cualquier persona que cree que sus protecciones de Titulo VI han sido violadas, puede hacer una queja con la Oficina de Igualdad de Oportunidades (OEO).

Para información adicional con respecto a procedimientos de quejas de Titulo VI y/o información con respecto a nuestras obligaciones sin discriminación, por favor de comunicarse con los Coordinadores de Titulo VI de la Oficina de Igualdad de Oportunidades (OEO), (360) 705-7090.


Our office is open from 8:30AM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday. Planning staff work a modified remote work schedule. In consideration of everyone’s time, please call ahead to make sure the person you would like to see is scheduled to be in the office. We can be reached at 360-577-3041.

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Title VI – Notice to the Public

It is the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) policy to assure that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise discriminated against under any of its federally funded programs and activities.

Any person who believes their Title VI protection has been violated, may file a complaint with CWCOG.

For additional information regarding Title VI complaint procedures and/or information regarding our non-discrimination obligations, please contact the CWCOG Title VI Coordinator, Anisa Kisamore at (360) 577-3041.

Current Events

We are asking the public to join us to discuss the CWCOG’s Economic Development planning efforts in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties. Public input is needed as we work to finalize the 2023-2028 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Please join us for one of our upcoming public input meetings listed below:

  • Cowlitz County
    • Nov 28th 5:30-7:00pm – McClelland Art Center, Longview, WA
    • Nov 29th 5:30-7:00pm – Woodland Council Chambers, Woodland, WA
    • Dec 5th 5:30-7:00pm – Port of Kalama Commissioner Room, Kalama, WA
    • Dec 6th 5:30-7:00pm – Castle Rock Senior Center, Castle Rock, WA
  • Wahkiakum County
    • Nov 30th 5:30-7:00pm – River Street Meeting Room, Cathlamet, WA
  • Virtual Meetings
    • Dec 7th 5:30-7:00pm – Zoom Meeting ID: 890 1852 1052 Passcode: 12072022

Freight News and Notes Newsletter: The CWCOG has published its latest edition of Freight News and Notes and is the third edition of this annual newsletter for freight stakeholders. This edition focuses on the update to the Metropolitan and Regional Transportation Plan, WSDOT’s work underway on the Statewide Freight Systems Plan, and successes at the region’s deep-draft ports.

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.

Lower Columbia Investment Network:

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.