The Department of Community Development and Planning team’s main focus is construction and maintenance of homes in the Squaxin Island community. This includes roads, sewer and water. Planning and construction of public buildings is another important function of the department.
Scheduled bus service links the reservation, the Kamilche Transit Center, and the Northwest Indian Treatment Center (NWITC) in Elma.
Extensive planning went into the development of a reservation-wide garbage service and implementation of the Housing Improvement Program (HIP).