Established in 2003 by the 
Indian Tribes of Washington State 
with support from WSDOT

The TTPO would like to introduce you to our current organization officers.  The TTPO is comprised of a President, Vice Presidents, Secretary, and Treasurer.  WSDOT representatives also play an important role in the organization.  
PRESIDENT     AL PINKHAM, JR., Engineering Planner
Maria Cullooyah, daughter of Francis Cullooyah, Kalispel tribe and Valerie Peone, Spokane Tribe has worked in Planning & Economic Development for 12 years. Extensive Planning and Project Management experience ranging from transportation, transit and utilities to multimillion dollar capital projects for the Spokane Tribe. She specializes in Community and Economic Development for the Spokane Tribal community with infrastructure, clean energy, sustainability, develop safe and healthy spaces for our communities. Maria has an MBA in Business Administration and Finance, as well as finished her first year in the Organizational and Leadership studies PhD program with Gonzaga University. 
VICE-PRESIDENT     MARIA CULLOOYAH, Commercial Econ Dev. Asst Director &
                                                                     Commerical R.E. Development Director
2021 TTPO Officers
Al Pinkham Jr., is a Nez Perce Tribal member employed by the Yakama Nation DNR Engineering Program. His title is Engineering Planner, where he acts as the Tribe’s Transportation Planner. His background has been mostly in Highway Engineering, where he spent 33 years working for the Yakama Agency’s BIA Branch of Roads. In November 2010 he retired from federal service and 2 days later became a tribal employee. Mr. Pinkham has an Associative Arts degree in Civil Engineer Technology and served as TTPO president in 2017.  
TREASURER     NORA PEDERSON, Compliance Manager
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SECRETARY     KERI CLEARY, Transportation Planner
WSDOT TRIBAL LIAISONS     (360) 466-7397  /  Cell: (360) 853-3686     (360) 466-7316 / Cell: (360) 739-8653
Ms. Cleary is currently employed with the Swinomish Tribe as one of it’s project managers and has been working for tribal governments for over 14 years. Additionally, she has diverse experience in transit, emergency management, safety, transportation planning, and permitting /code enforcement. She has experience in managing TTP funds under the BIA, as well as FHWA and has been an officer with TTPO for over 10 years. Ms. Cleary assisted in the creation of the Washington Indian Transportation Policy Advisory Committee (WITPAC), and is currently one of the tribal representatives on the FHWA Tribal Transportation Safety Management System Steering Committee (TTSMSSC).     (509) 865-5121 Ext. 6735  /  Cell: (509) 643-9719     (509) 993-6679
Megan Nicodemus

Megan Cotton and Megan Nicodemus are the Washington State Department of Transportation Tribal liaisons.  Their mission is to assist in the maintenance and betterment of the required coordination, consultation, and collaboration between WSDOT and the many tribes in Washington State.  They are both well-respected tribal transportation experts with years of experience and dedicated service to the State and Tribes.    
Megan Cotton


Next Quarterly TTPO Meeting:

Date:  September 3, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Host:  Swinomish  Indian 
Tribal Community

Swinomish Casino & Lodge
12885 Casino Drive
Anacortes, WA  98221


via ZOOM
will be held on
October 20, 2021

Please check your email for log in credentials
contact one of the TTPO Board members for access.
Click the Image below for Final Agenda