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Planning Staff

Senior Planner
Hayley Cohen


Bachelor of Arts (BA) Washington State University 

Masters Certificate, University of Colorado

Hayley Cohen is a CCT Senior Planner. Hayley completed her B.A. from Washington State University in Social Sciences and her Master's Certification in GIS from the University of Denver. Prior to working in Planning Hayley was the Capacity Core Coordinator for the NARCH grant project which focused on compiling data on health within the reservation boundaries. Hayley is a descendant of the Lakes band of the Colville Confederated Tribes. Hayley and her daughter River live in the San Poil valley. 

Contact Info


Phone:  509.634.2559


Senior Planner
Adam Amundson


Bachelor of Arts (BA) Eastern Washington University  

2022 Colville Tribes Attendance Award Recipient 

2022 Most Inspirational Planner in Indian Country Recipient 

2023 Most Inspirational Planner in Indian County Recipient


Adam Amundson is a CCT Senior Planner, and specializes in land use and building permits.  Adam is very humble in his position with the CCT Planning Department. 


Prior to joining the CCT Planning family, Mr. Amundson was a Dwight D. Eisenhower fellow while he attended Eastern Washington University (EWU).  He did a traffic safety study on Highway 155.  His study emphasized the inconsistency of data on the reporting of traffic fatalities happening on the reservation and did a poster presentation in Washington, D.C. 2015-2016.  In his report he emphasized on a low cost solution of installing chevrons on the sharp corners along SR 155 to warn drivers of sharp curves were ahead.    


Adam graduated from EWU in 2016.  In 2017 he went to work for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe as the Planning Technician, and was the Transportation Planner, Economic Development Planner and the Land Use Planner for the next five years after graduating EWU.  


Adam was in charge of the Coeur d’Alene Tribes, National Tribal Transportation Facilities Inventory (NTTFI), annual inventory updates of conditions of roads, trails and bridges. Five (5) year update to the Long Range Transportation Plan 2018, did the semi-annual narrative reports both for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and Department of Commerce (EDA), Five (5) year update: 2020 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

Contact Info


Phone:  509.634.2530


Associate Planner
Ronnie Bell


Ronnie Bell is the Planning department's Associate Planner. Prior to working with CCT planning, she worked at the Nespelem Senior Meal Site for six years, two of them as the Assistant cook and the last four years as the Head Cook/ Site Supervisor where she prepared meals for 70+ elders in the Nespelem area with the help of her staff. She completed her AAS-DTA (Associates of Arts and Science- Direct Transfer Agreement) 2-year Degree  at Wenatchee Valley Community College in Omak in 2022 while working full-time at the Nespelem Meal Site. Some of her interests are beading, cooking, driving in the mountains, fishing, and spending time with her family. 

She began her tenure with CCT Planning as an OA Senior and now occupies the Associate Planner role for the Department.  


Contact Info


Office:    (509) 634-2575


Planning Technician

Joseph Barber


Joseph Barber, a planning virtuoso rooted in the fertile soil of Tonasket, WA, and a devoted Colville tribal member. With strategic acumen and the precision of a seasoned cartographer, Joseph tends to the tribal planning fields, ensuring each idea is nurtured to its fullest potential.


Nestled within Tonasket's picturesque landscape, where the Okanogan River whispers tales of time, Joseph draws inspiration like a farmer cultivating his crops. Tonasket, a quaint hamlet, exudes a charm akin to a vintage tapestry, woven with the threads of orchards and meandering country roads. The town's history echoes through the timeworn buildings, telling stories of pioneers and the timeless spirit of the Colville people.


Beyond blueprints and zoning codes, Joseph is an ardent acolyte of the cosmic odyssey, Star Wars, resonating with the beats of the Andor TV series. Within the Planning Department, his enthusiasm adds a celestial spark, echoing like a lightsaber's hum through the hallowed halls.


The force of planning is undeniably strong with Joseph Barber, envisioning a future where the Colville Tribe flourishes like a garden in full bloom. His dedication and love for tribe and Star Wars are woven into the very fabric of our grand saga.


A history aficionado, Joseph delves into the annals of Chinese and Russian history, weaving tales of dynasties and revolutions with scholarly finesse. His intellectual pursuits transcend time, embracing the wisdom of bygone eras.


Formerly navigating the labyrinthine corridors of the medical field, Joseph's transition to planning marks a new chapter in his storied career. His inaugural planning role is akin to a seasoned mariner embarking on uncharted waters, navigating with the sagacity of a navigator and the courage of a pioneer.


In the heart of Tonasket, where apple orchards sway and history whispers through every rustling leaf, Joseph Barber stands as a guardian, ensuring the legacy of the Colville Tribe thrives like a well-tended garden. As a planning technician, Joseph deftly navigates the intricate web of zoning regulations, land use policies, and community development strategies, sculpting the landscape of our tribe's future with the precision of a master artisan. His work, much like the town of Tonasket itself, is a harmonious blend of tradition and progress, a testament to the enduring spirit of the Colville people. 

joseph, a seeker of mysteries, frequently traverses international landscapes, with British Columbia holding a special place in his heart. In the shadow of its rugged mountains and majestic forests, the province whispers tales of indigenous cultures and colonial legacies. His travels, akin to a historian's pilgrimage, connect him with the rich tapestry of British Columbia's history, where each cobblestone and ancient tree tells a story. As Joseph explores these enigmatic lands, he unearths the secrets of diverse cultures and landscapes, adding an international flair to his already eclectic journey.

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Office:    (509) 634-2577


Grants Staff

Grant Development Coordinator
Lachelle Ives 




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Office:    (509) 634-2539


Grant Development Coordinator
Douglas Marconi Jr.


Graduate Degree – University of Washington, Seattle Campus


Bachelor of Science – University of Washington, Seattle Campus


Associate of Applied Science – Forestry (Spokane Community College)


Associate of Applied Science – Parks and Recreation (Spokane Community College)


Associate of Arts – two year transfer degree (Spokane Community College)



United States Marine Corps, various domestic and international duty stations.


Summary of Related Experience:


Douglas Marconi Jr., is a Grants Development Coordinator. Douglas brings almost twenty years of technical writing experience from various environmental sciences to the Planning Department.


Over the course of his professional career, Douglas has focused on understanding, learning, and applying sustainable land use principles and practices in the context of traditional ecological knowledge. Douglas provides coordination and advanced proposal writing for grant

development supporting the Tribal Government, various Tribal Programs, and, most importantly, the People.

He is enrolled in Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) Palus (Palouse) at Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation while recognizing lineal descendancy from Nimiipuu at Lapwai, Idaho. Douglas is most proud of being a father to his two children.


Contact Info


Office:    (509) 634-2081


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