Public Notice

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The City of Kelso hereby announces its fiscal year 2021, 2022, and 2023 goal of 2.3% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction Contracts. A public telecom will be held on September 9, 2020 at 10am. If you would like to participate please reach out to Rick Nichols at for meeting details. The proposed goals and rationale are available for inspection here, and in person between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the address below. Due to safety practices related to COVID, please contact the airport office in advance to make an appointment at 360-261-8268.

Southwest Washington Regional Airport
2222 South Pacific Ave.
Kelso, WA 98626

Comments on the DBE goal will be accepted for 30 days from the date of this publication and can be sent to the following:

Christopher Paolini
Airport Manager
2222 South Pacific Ave.
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 261-8268


Federal Aviation Administration Northwest Mountain Regional Office
Office of Civil Rights Staff
Sonia Cruz
2200 S 216th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198


Contract Goals

The City of Kelso will use contract goals to meet any portion of the overall goal that the recipient does not project being able to meet using RN means. Contract goals are established so that, over the period to which the overall goal applies, they will cumulatively result in meeting any portion of the recipient’s overall goal that is not projected to be met through the use of RN means.

The City of Kelso will establish contract goals only on those DOT-assisted contracts that have subcontracting possibilities. It need not establish a contract goal on every such contract, and the size of the contract goals will be adapted to the circumstances of each such contract (e.g., type and location of work and availability of DBE’s to perform the particular type of work).

We will express our contract goals as a percentage of the Federal share of a DOT-assisted contract.

Expiration Date: 

Friday, October 2, 2020