About the Chelan-douglas Transportation Council 

Transportation challenges often reach beyond the boundaries of individual cities and counties. Improving transportation requires a regional approach with collaboration among our communities. 

Members of the Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council (CDTC) work together to advance our region by developing plans for better roads, bridges, buses, railroads and airports. CDTC determines regional transportation priorities that will improve safety and mobility for drivers, freight haulers, transit riders, bicyclists and pedestrians, supporting the region's long-term economic prosperity and quality of life.

History of the Council

CDTC was first established as the Wenatchee Valley Transportation Council in 2003 by designation of Governor Gary Locke to function as the federal Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Wenatchee urbanized area (areas that exceed 50,000 population). The Council was also designated as the Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) to carry out transportation planning responsibilities defined by state law in the Growth Management Act. In 2014 the Council merged its federal and state planning functions into a unified boundary designated by Governor Jay Inslee that encompasses Chelan and Douglas counties as a unified region. In 2015 the organization changed it's name to the Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council.

Organizational Structure

CDTC is a board of local elected and appointed officials, and a small staff. Current board members include: 

  • 2016 Chairman: Mayor Steve Lacy, City of East Wenatchee
  • 2016 Vice Chairman: Commissioner Mark Spurgeon, Port of Douglas County
  • Mayor Cheryl Farivar, City of Leavenworth (2016 Chelan County Small Cities Representative)
  • Mayor Randy Agnew, City of Rock Island (2016 Douglas Co. Small Cities Representative)
  • Commissioner Ken Stanton, Douglas County
  • Commissioner Keith Goehner, Chelan County
  • Commissioner JC Baldwin, Port of Chelan County
  • Mayor Frank Kuntz, City of Wenatchee 
  • Richard DeRock, LINK Transit General Manager
  • Dan Sarles, WSDOT North Central Region Administrator
  • Commissioner Jerry Litt, Washington State Transportation Commission (non-voting)
  • Mayors (or designee) of all remaining small cities and towns (non-voting)

CDTC staff work closely with a Technical Advisory Committee comprised of engineers and planners from member agencies in order to prepare recommendations for the CDTC governing board. Other advisory committees comprised of citizens and business representatives are formed to support special transportation planning projects.

Non-Discrimination Assurances

The Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council (CDTC) hereby gives notice that it is the policy of the agency to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice, and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities.  Title VI requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which CDTC receives federal financial assistance. 

Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint with the CDTC.  Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with the CDTC Title VI Coordinator within one hundred eight (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence.

Title VI Discrimination Complaint Forms may be obtained from the CDTC at no cost by calling 509-663-9059.