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Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program
The Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) is a program funded by Cooperative Agreements with the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) to assist tribes in developing transportation resources, infrastructure, and development opportunities for Northwest Tribes.Home
216 Isle Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
Northwest TTAP Staff
Dr. Dick Winchell, FAICP is professor of urban planning at Eastern Washington University and past Chair of the Department of Urban Planning, Public, and Health Administration. Dr. Winchell served as planning director for the Ft. McDowell Yavapai in Arizona from 1975-1980, and since then has worked with tribal governments and organizations to develop and promote tribal planning and management curriculum. He was Director of the Native American Public Administration Program at Arizona State University, and founded the Tribal Management degree program at Scottsdale Community College. Dr. Winchell has been an active participant in work with the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians since moving to EWU in 1986 through the Economic Development Committee and the Transportation Committee. He has been administrator of the Northwest Tribal LTAP, and active in research on tribal planning, transportation, tourism, and economic development issues, completing many planning projects for tribes in the region. Dr. Winchell has Ph.D. in Geography from Arizona State University, and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning-Community Development degree from the University of Colorado-Denver.
Richard A. Rolland is Director of the NW Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP), and has extensive experience in all aspects of tribal program development and administration. Richard has worked in tribal planning and community development with tribes in the Northwest and Alaska as Director of the NW & AK TTAP, as tribal planner for the Makah Tribe, and as planner and program director for Alaska Native Organizations and Tribes for over 20 years.
Michele Siedenburg is the tribal transportation program specialist for the NW Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP). In June 2006 Michele completed her Master's of Science Interdisiplinary Study with an emphasis in Computer Information Systems. She also has a BA in Business Administration, a BA in Computer Science and a BS in Computer Information Systems.