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The Planning Department supports Tribal Governance to realize program missions by proactively applying systems and tools that uniformly assess, coordinate, and evaluate projects and processes.

NEW -  Save the Date for the January 2019 Planning Community Meetings:
January 10 @ the Eugene Area Office
January 17 @ the Siletz Tribal Community Center
January 24 @ the Salem Area Office
January 31 @ the Portland Area Office
All meetings start at 5:30 pm. Refreshments will be available. 


Programs and Departments

Tribal Planner

The Tribal Planner facilitates Council's development of Tribal goals and objectives, and supports departments in successfully executing work plans and objectives. In addition to administering the department, the Tribal Planner, under the Council and General Manager's direction, acts as a liaison with other governmental planning entities, providing coordination and addressing regulatory requirements.

Tribal Planner: Pamela Barlow Lind

Phone: (541) 444-8361 or (800) 922-1399 x1361
Fax: (541) 444-8362

Transportation Program

The Transportation Program contributes to the creation of the Siletz Reservation Transportation Plan and the Siletz Reservation Transportation Improvement Program (TIP); two documents that guide Tribal transportation planning. The program also includes maintaining the Indian Reservation Road Inventory (IRR), a list of roads on or accessing Tribal trust lands eligible for federal funding for improvements of new construction. As in the past, Planning manages the Tribe's responsibilities when it enters into a 638 contract (self-governance) with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Branch of Roads for specific improvement and/or construction projects.

Transportation Planner: Pamela Barlow Lind

Phone: (541) 444-8361 or (800) 922-1399 x1361
Fax: (541) 444-8362

CTSI Transit Program Services

The Transit Program services consists of two components:

Services Provided Directly by the Tribe. Through a network of tribally-owned vans and busses, Tribal members receive transportation to scheduled group activities, congregate meals for Elders, medical appointments or other destinations for which other public or private transportation services is not readily available. These services are available on an as-needed basis in Lincoln County and at each of our three Tribal area offices (Portland, Salem, and Eugene). These services are scheduled through various Tribal programs, including Elders, Health Services, Employment, Culture, and Education.

Scheduled Public Transit Services. Through a federal Tribal Transit grant awarded to the Tribe, we have contracted with Lincoln County Transit to greatly expand the services available to Tribal members (and other community members) in Siletz and along the most frequently traveled corridors stretching from Toledo to Newport to Lincoln City. As part of our agreement with the county, Tribal members can ride for free on county buses by showing their Tribal ID.

Transit Coordinator: Rick Wake

Phone: (541) 444-8343 or (800) 922-1399 x1343
Fax: (541) 444-8362 

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Realty Program

Realty ProgramThe Environmental Planner administers the Realty Program. The Realty Program covers various aspects of Tribal fee and trust land real estate transactions, including acquisition of fee land and transfer of land from fee status to trust status. Real estate transactions entail title review, property line surveys, and environmental site assessments of fee and trust lands as well as land appraisals, leases and easements on trust lands. The Environmental Planner prepares environmental review documents and other environmental compliance documents, including state and federal permits for a variety of Tribal projects.

Environmental Planner: Michael Gallagher

Phone: (541) 444-8250 or (800) 922-1399 x 1250
Fax: (541) 444-8362

Grant Writing

Grant Writing helps obtain funding through the grant application process. This includes grant opportunity monitoring, compiling databases of available funding, writing grant applications and designing work plans. The Grant Writer secures holds on current grants and keeps all grant funded staff informed of reporting requirements, re-application opportunities and deadlines. The Grant Writer works in conjunction with each of the Program Managers to discuss their program's funding needs, and to coordinate efforts at compiling grant recommendations to present to Council for priority projects.

Grant Writer: Frank Fabunan

Phone: (541) 444-8235 or (800) 922-1399 x1235
Fax: (541) 444-8362

Community Development

Community DevelopmentThe Community Development Program contributes to the creation and execution of the Tribal Comprehensive Master Plan. The Master Plan is the document that identifies all the facilities and infrastructure projects and programs desired for the next 10 years. The goals and objectives contained in the Master Plan are created by Tribal Council, the Tribal Planner and the Planning Staff. Community Development's mission is to create nice, safe places for Tribal members to live, work and play. Our Community Development Program directs all the energy necessary to forecast facility requirements, develop concepts, identify funding sources, produce designs, and manage the construction of the facilities and infrastructure required to improve the quality of life in our community.

Construction Management Engineer: Tracy Bailey

Phone: (541) 444-8278 or (800) 922-1399 x1278
Fax: (541) 444-8362

Geographical Information System

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides a powerful and cost-effective management tool for planning and decision making. Our GIS program assists with collecting, managing, and using location-based information to analyze trends, develop projections, and design spatial models for land use, planning, environmental management, transportation, water resources, timber management, and develop applications for departmental needs. The staff participates in all phases of GIS project design and implementation, including user needs assessment, database development, hardware/software configuration, software development, remote sensing, map creation, and the production of ready-to-use information.

Tribal Related Maps

GIS Planner: Ian Keene

Phone: (541) 444-8323 or (800) 922-1399 x 1323
Fax: (541) 444-8362

Tribal Centralized Information System (TCIS)

Tribal Centralized Information SystemTCIS is a project that is funded by the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) for Social and Economic Development Strategy (SEDS). After completion, the various departments at Siletz will be able to share pertinent information that was once in multiple areas, which made it difficult to keep updated. The impact of the project will allow for a way of collecting and storing information necessary for efficient and effective decision making on matters of Tribal governance, which include services in the areas of health, housing, employment, family services, culture, history, education and Tribal records.


Clinical Applications Coordinator: 

Phone: (541) 444-8302 or (800) 922-1399 x 1302
Fax: (541) 444-8362

Support Staff

Planning Clerk: Danise Barker

Phone: (541) 444-8257 or (800) 922-1399 x1257
Fax: (541) 444-8362 

Data Coordinator: Terrance Altemus 
Phone: (541) 444-8292 or (800) 922-1399 x1292
Fax: (541) 444-8362


2005-2015 CTSI Comprehensive Plan

The 2005 Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Comprehensive Plan is the official Document for guiding both the Siletz Membership and Tribal Government through decisions they will make throughout the next ten years. It outlines the goals and objectives developed by the Membership, and specifies a planning period up to the year of 2015.

The Plan is very general, comprehensive, and long range in nature. It is general in that it outlines broad based goals for the next ten years; comprehensive because it includes all the Tribal Members and Programs created for their benefit; and long range in that it explores the past and present situation of the Siletz Tribe for the purpose of future considerations.

The Plan is designed for use as one of the many necessary tools to assist the Tribe in directing its future. Although it is just one of the tools, it should be involved in the primary decision making process to ensure accuracy in goal achievement. It becomes the document necessary for maintaining a focus on the future, while, at the same time, being adaptable to unknown circumstances that are certain to arise in that future.

Download The 2005-2015 CTSI Comprehensive Plan:



Part I: History

Part II: Tribal Government 

Part III: Portrait of a People

Part IV: Profile of a Place

Part V: Goals and Objectives

Part VI: Benchmarks