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Getting Involved

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. 

Physical Address:
587 Stevens Dr.
Richland, WA  99352

Mailing Address:
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).

Benton-Franklin Council of Governments
587 Stevens Dr.
Richland, WA  99352



Stephanie Seamans –  Executive Director

Magdelyn Monroy –  Receptionist

Community and Economic Development:

Fatima Traore –  Economic Development Coordinator

Rick Peenstra – Contract Loan Officer

Transportation Planning:

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 or call the Hanford Hotline at (509) 376-9999

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