The CWCOG has provided almost 60 years of community planning services to Cowlitz and Wahkiakum County region. This assistance is provided through contractual agreement for services as broad as small city planning to more specific projects such as plan development.
Planning services range from long to short-term plans such as neighborhood development plans, county and city comprehensive plans, emergency preparedness, needs assessments, and land development plans. Other services include code updates, land development reviews, document research, permitting assistance, surveys, environmental impact studies, grant application development, community visualization, geographic information system (GIS), and mapping tools. The CWCOG also is a depository for regional data such as street networks, transportation data, land use, city limits, critical areas, census data, zoning, and aerial photos.