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Public Works/Transportation

Cowlitz Tribal Public Works Department


Mission/Vision :

Mission : The Mission of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe Public Works Department is to develop, manage, maintain, repair, and remodel the organization’s infrastructure and facilities; and to provide whatever services the organization needs to support its mission.

Vision : The vision of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe Public Works Department is to provide great customer service at the highest standard of excellence. The Public Works Management Department organization is a team that: Promotes civility; Promotes mentoring; Encourages innovation; Trusts and empowers our staff; Has open communication; Assures confidentiality; Strives for excellence and effectiveness.

Services & Programs :

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe Public Works Department began as a small department that provided minor maintenance and janitorial services, and it has grown to something more. Our department, of 12 Tribal members, proudly serves the tribe and assists in any way we can. The Public Works Department maintains 20 different facilities stretching from Vancouver to Tukwila, each of which we do our best tosupport. It is important to us that we keep the workplace clean, functional, and well maintained for anyone who enters them. Cowlitz Tribe Transit Service has been providing personalized Dial-A-Ride transit services in the rural communities of South Lewisand Cowlitz County for more than 12 years. It is our mission to enhance the quality of life for Cowlitz Tribal Members, and the public, through the delivery of professional, friendly, safe, reliable, and efficient transportation services.

We provide door to door assistance to and from the vehicles when needed. The vehicles are equipped with lifts to make boarding easier for passengers who use wheelchairs, mobility devices, or have difficulty negotiating steps. Service is available in rural areas between South Lewis and Cowlitz Counties up to a maximum of 20 miles from the I-5 corridor.

  • Longview
  • DuPont
  • Allreservation buildings,excluding ilani
  • St. Mary’s
  • Swift Schoolhouse
  • Tukwila Facility
  • Vancouver
Our Locations
Longview Office
929 Fir Street Longview WA 986323
Phone: (360) 575-6229
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Contact Information:


The legacy of an ancient people in southwest Washington is rich with descendants who manage a growing portfolio of health, education, scientific research, housing, transportation, development, elder care, conservation and legal issues. The Cowlitz Tribe is a growing force in community building in what are now Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis and parts of Pierce, Skamania and Wahkiakum Counties, a vast territory occupied by numerous Cowlitz villages prior to non-Cowlitz exploration and seizure. Today, an elected Tribal Council is composed of professionals adept at managing multiple programs and projects.