Planning and Development

The Planning and Development Office strategically creates plans for economic growth to enhance the standard of living for tribal communities.

Last updated Oct 27, 2023
Planning and Development

What is the Master Plan & CEDS Plan Update?

The Master Plan and CEDS Plan are a community-informed planning process that results in a guiding document to identify the best locations and ways to invest money and resources to increase the number of jobs, manage landholdings, and provide services to tribal members. More specifically, the Master Plan Update looks at all facets of community development and tribal investment, including but not limited to: land use and development patterns; major infrastructure and facilities planning; attraction of commercial development; land and natural resource allocation; transportation; parks and open space management; disaster preparedness, and regional coordination. The CEDS Plan Update, on the other hand, will ensure the goals and recommendations within the Master Plan have an economically feasible roadmap to implementation and funding.

As seen on the project timeline at the bottom of the page, this process started in May 2021. During this time, we have received over 1,000community comments and it is thanks to them that the 2023-2027 CEDS plan is now completed, adopted, and available for community use.

This process is being done with the support of an EDA grant which allowed us to retain the firm Logan Simpson, with assistance from two native-owned firm partners: 7 Directions Architects and Tepa Engineering.

Past involvement opportunities:

Congratulations to our survey winners!

Vizion 65” Smart TV - Gloria Bellymule-Zuniga

8 Person Tent - Betty Kodaseet

Stadium seat - Georgiann Welbourne

Stadium seat - Linda Weaselbear

Dinnerware set (12 pieces) - Joel Tabor


·        Phase 3 community listening sessions and questionnaire #3: Thank you to all the participants that took the survey, or made it to a listening session, and shared your valuable input for a community vision.

  • Phase 2 Online Brainstorming     Sessions: Thanks to everyone that took the time to join these sessions and     share your input with us. Your contributions will help shape the future of     the Tribes. Stay tuned for a Phase 2 Summary report by the end of the     year.
  • Phase     1 resulted in over 600 community comments! Thank you to the knowledge     holders for talking to us during one-on-one interviews, to the many     individuals that attended a Listening Session across our Tribal lands, and     to the many more who visited our Information Booths at the Oklahoma Indian     Nation Pow-Wow and Summerfest Activities. For a summary of all these     engagement activities, click here.

Stay in the loop:

  • There will be other engagement opportunities over the planning process. For more information, please visit this site often, or follow the Tribes’ Planning and Development Facebook Page @CandAPandD – click here.

Project Timeline

Important Documents

Forms and Files

Form Name
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Current CEDS
Current Comprehensive Plan
210930_CAT Phase 1 Summary v1
220222 CAT Phase 2 Summary
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (2023-2027)
CAT Marina Concept Master Plan
Feasibility Study-Cheyenne and Arapaho Meat Facility


Planning and Development