About the Chelan-douglas Transportation Council 

Transportation challenges often reach beyond the jurisdictional boundaries of individual cities, towns and counties, requiring collaboration among our local governments. Members of the Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council work together as a region to develop plans for better roads, bridges, buses, railroads and airports. Our planning documents identify regional transportation investment priorities that will improve safety and mobility for drivers, freight haulers, transit riders, bicyclists and pedestrians, and that support the long-term economic prosperity of the region.

Brief 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 to function as the Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) to carry out certain transportation planning responsibilities defined by state law in the Growth Management Act. 

In 2014 the Council merged its federal MPO and state RTPO planning functions into a unified boundary designated by Governor Jay Inslee that encompasses Chelan and Douglas counties (the two-county region was designated as a "Metropolitan Statistical Area" following the 2010 U.S. Census). With this merger the Council change the organization's name to "Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council" and expanded governing board membership to ensure that communities throughout the region are adequately represented in decision making.

Organizational Structure

CDTC is governed by a board of local elected and appointed officials. Current board members are: 

  • 2015 Chairman: Commissioner Mike Mackey, Port of Chelan County
  • 2015 Vice Chairman: Mayor Steve Lacy, City of East Wenatchee
  • Mayor Jeff Gomes, City of Cashmere (2015 Chelan County Small Cities Representative)
  • Mayor Russell Clark, City of Rock Island (2015 Douglas Co. Small Cities Representative)
  • Commissioner Ken Stanton, Douglas County
  • Commissioner Keith Goehner, Chelan County
  • Commissioner Mark Spurgeon, Port of Douglas 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 incorporated small cities and towns (non-voting)

CDTC staff provide administration and management of planning activities and work closely with a Technical Advisory Committee comprised of public works and community development staff from member agencies in order to prepare recommendations to the CDTC governing board. Temporary advisory comittees comprised of citizens and business representatives are formed as needed for special transportation planning projects.

Other Documents & Council Policies

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.