Planning Department

Planning for our future…where yesterday meets today.

The Planning Department is responsible for ensuring the Tribal Community has access to a healthy and safe environment while preserving the Tribal culture and fostering a holistic approach to community development that supports economic well-being and a high quality of life for the community and visitors.

Our Partners:

Willapa Bay Enterprises

Pacific County Economic Development Council

Tokeland, WA Chamber of Commerce

Washington Sea Grant

University of Washington

University of Oregon

Chinook Indian Nation

Chehalis Tribe

Pacific County

Port of Willapa

Rural Community Assistance Corporation


The mission of the Planning Department is to provide the Tribal community with the services necessary to achieve the Tribes’ vision for Reservation lands while protecting public health, safety and general welfare while asserting tribal authority over the Reservation to include land use, prepare, update, and implement long-range plans.


We solicit the community's vision regarding its future growth and development.

We monitor and respond to development proposals and proposed plans and regulations affecting the Reservation that are initiated under the jurisdiction of state, local and federal agencies.

We prepare long-range planning documents, and ensure that capital programs, zoning, and other activities are consistent with the goals and policies of the Tribe’s strategic plan.


Quintin Swanson

Planning Director

Office: (360) 267-8260

Heidi Peterson