The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments recognizes that an effective public participation process is a vital element in the development and implementation of transportation plans and programs. Our Public Participation Plan is a document that guides the agency on how to reach out to the public and outlines methods and resources used to do so. We are committed to providing opportunities to engage the public in the planning, development and implementation phases of the transportation planning process. For more information on the Public Participation Plan or how to get involved contact our office at (509) 943-9185.
NOTICE: The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments is still closed to the public due to COVID-19. We are moving to new offices at 587 Stevens Drive Richland, WA 99352. It is expected that our emails will be down Friday, May 29th and possibly Monday, June 1st as well. If you would like to get in contact with a member of our staff please call 509-943-9185.
How can you reach us?
WE HAVE MOVED: Please refer to our new address.
587 Stevens Dr.
Richland, WA 99352
Benton-Franklin Council of Governments
P.O. BOX 217
Richland, WA 99352
Phone: (509) 578-0594 through 5/4/2020
Phone: (509) 943-9185
Fax: (509) 943-6756
Normal Business Hours:
Monday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Where is the Benton-Franklin Council of Governments located?
The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments office is located northwest of the intersection of SR 240 (Bypass Hwy.) and SR 224 (Van Geisen). From I-182, take SR 240 Northbound (towards Vantage) and continue until you see a sign for SR 224 Westbound (Van Geisen). Take a left at this intersection, and then an immediate right onto Terminal Dr. Our office is the first building on the right side of the street (we’re the brick building before Columbia Basin Racquet Club).
Stephanie Seamans – Executive Director
Magdelyn Monroy – Receptionist
Community and Economic Development:
Fatima Traore – Economic Development Coordinator
Rick Peenstra – Contract Loan Officer
Patrick Pittenger – Transportation Planning Director
Erin Braich – Senior Transportation Planner
Olivia Meza – Transportation Planner
Tanner Martin – Transportation Planner
Geoff Wagner – Transportation Planner
Weather Closures & Delays
Our agency follows the Hanford Site Adverse Weather Conditions Closure & Delay policy. To view the most recent employee weather advisory please visit http://www.hanford.gov/c.cfm/advisory/ or call the Hanford Hotline at (509) 376-9999
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