Contacts and Resources

Vacant, State Tribal Affairs Program Manager

Group photo of WisDOT tribal afffairs team
WisDOT Tribal Affairs team from left to right: Charles Thannum, Cyless Peterson, Bryan Lipke,
Amy Coughlin, Cody Garcia, Mindy Samz, Administrator Rebecca Burkel.

Cyless Peterson, Tribal Affairs Project Manager
Phone (608) 261-0131

WisDOT Tribal Affairs Initiative
4822 Madison Yards Way, 4th Floor South
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 267-3641 Fax

Regional Information

North Central Region

Adams, Florence, Forest, Green Lake, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Marquette, Menominee, Oneida, Portage, Price, Shawano, Vilas, Waupaca, Waushara and Wood counties.

Mindy Samz, North Central Regional Tribal Liaison
510 N. Hanson Lake Rd.
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone (715) 365-5709
Fax (715) 365-5780

Northeast Region

Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Sheboygan and Winnebago counties.

Bryan Lipke, Northeast Regional Tribal Liaison
944 Vanderperren Way
Green Bay, WI 54304-0080
Phone (920) 492-5703
Fax (920) 492-5640

Northwest Region

Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau and Washburn counties.

Charles Thannum, Northwest Regional Tribal Liaison
1701 N. 4th St.
Superior, WI 54880
Phone (715) 392-7996

Southeast Region

Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties.

Cody Garcia, Southeast Regional Tribal Liaison
141 NW Barstow St.
Waukesha, WI 53187
Phone (262) 548-5619

Southwest Region

Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Monroe, Richland, Rock, Sauk and Vernon counties.

Amy Coughlin, Southwest Regional Tribal Liaison
2101 Wright St.
Madison, WI 53704
Phone (608) 245-5358

Tribal Contacts:

Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) Contacts

Inter-Tribal Task Force Contacts

Tribal Labor Contacts

Wisconsin State Tribal Initiative - Government to Government lists all tribal liaisons in other government departments to help locate tribal contacts outside of WisDOT.

Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC)

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC)


Map of Regions:

Map of Tribal Liaisons

Reference Material for Project Design:

Environmental Justice at WisDOT

Civil Rights and Compliance at WisDOT

Facilities Development Manual (FDM) Chapter 26, Cultural Resource Preservation

State and Local Project Information:

Highway Construction and Contract Information (HCCI)

Programs for Local Government

Six Year Highway Improvement Program: 2017-2026

State and Federal Agencies:

Office of Tribal Transportation

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) contacts

Wisconsin State Burial Sites Office