The Washington Indian Gaming Association (WIGA) is a non-profit Indian gaming trade association representing federally recognized tribes in the state of Washington committed to advancing the lives of Indian peoples — economically, socially and politically.
What we do:
- Educate: As a trade organization, WIGA’s purpose is to educate and disseminate information to the Indian gaming community, federal and state governments and the general public on issues related to gaming in Indian Country.
- Advocate: WIGA is there to advocate on behalf of the Washington’s Indian gaming community to promote government relations and effective communication between tribes and the state of Washington.
- Promote Policy: WIGA aims to promote, protect and preserve the general welfare and interests of Indian tribes through the development of sound policies and practices with respect to the conduct of gaming activities in Indian Country.
WIGA Executive Committee
The WIGA Executive Committee is composed of officers and members elected by the Member Tribes. The committee may perform the duties of the governing body when the full Board of Directors is not in session.
W. Ron Allen, Chairman
Chairman of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
Leonard Forsman, Vice Chairman
Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe
Ray Peters, Treasurer
Tribal Council Liaison, Squaxin Island Tribe
Curt Holmes, Secretary
Council Member of the Kalispel Tribe of Indians
Jeromy Sullivan, Executive Committee Member
Chairman of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe
David Iyall, Executive Committee Member
Treasurer of the Nisqually Tribe
Patrick DePoe, Executive Committee Member
Vice-Chair of the Makah Tribe
David Bean, Executive Committee Member
Council Member of the Puyallup Tribe
JJ Wilbur, Executive Committee Member
Vice-Chair of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
WIGA Staff Members
Rebecca George, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Executive Director, WIGA
Rosina DePoe, Makah Tribe, Deputy Director
Linda Edwards, Executive Asst., [email protected]