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East Aberdeen Mobility Project – Improving Travel in our Community

Increasing vehicle, freight and rail traffic along US 12 in East Aberdeen is resulting in traffic congestion and delays. In order to document existing conditions and analyze options to ease congestion and improve safety, the Grays Harbor Council of Governments has initiated the East Aberdeen Mobility Project. The final plan will identify the highest and best alternative, specifically designed to address deficiencies and provide a roadmap for moving the project forward.

For further information on the East Aberdeen Mobility Project currently underway, please see the project website at:

Public Funding Newsletter October 2014 to March 2015

The final installment for 2014 of the quarterly GHCOG Public Funding Notification Alert is now available! GHCOG publishes the newsletter quarterly to assist our members with finding funding for their transportation, infrastructure, recreation, and planning projects.

Note: Ecology Annual Integrated Water Quality Program applications are due Friday, November 7th.

October 2014 Public Funding Newsletter

Grays Harbor Demographic Highlights - updated

The GHCOG Grays Harbor Demographic Highlights brochure has been updated with Office of Financial Management median household income estimates, current employment estimates from WA State Employment Security, and race and Hispanic origin estimates. See the link below for the brochure, in PDF format.

October 2014: Grays Harbor Demographic Highlights brochure

Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) 101 Workshop Presentation

Introduction to TIP Workshop held April 16, 2014. The workshop explained basic TIP issues:
How TIPs work: Local, Regional, and State
Annual TIP development timeline
When changes need to be made to TIP throughout year
Answers to common questions when programming your local TIP

You may download the workshop Powerpoint presentation, in PDF format - TIP 101

Local Events Calendar, Greater Grays Harbor Inc.

Find out what's happening around Grays Harbor! Brought to you by Greater Grays Harbor Inc.

NOAA Marine Debris Program - Japan Tsunami Debris: Information and FAQs

The March 2011 tsunami that hit Japan washed debris into the Pacific Ocean. While heavier materials sank close to shore, lighter material have been scattered by winds and ocean currents in the North Pacific. Items have already begun landing on the U.S. West Coast. See Japan Tsunami Marine Debris Joint Information Center and NOAA's Japan Tsunami Debris information and FAQs websites for more information and where to report tsunami debris.

Japan Tsunami Marine Debris Joint Information Center:
Japan Tsunami Marine Debris, NOAA:

Community Street Maps - available in PDF format to download

GHCOG is now able to provide street maps in PDF file format that the public may download for free. The community street maps were created utilizing BING basemaps available with ESRI GIS software. Street maps for all nine incorporated communities in Grays Harbor are available and a large number of smaller unincorporated places within the county. Links to the map pages are below.

Community Street Maps page
Unincorporated place Street Maps page