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
Brian Cladoosby, Executive Committee Member
Chairman of the Swinomish Tribe
Patrick DePoe, Executive Committee Member
Treasurer of the Makah Tribe
Ronda Metcalf, Executive Committee Member
Member of the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe
Charlene Tillequots, Executive Committee Member
Member of the Yakama Nation
WIGA Staff Members
Rebecca George-Kaldor, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Executive Director, WIGA
Rosina DePoe, Deputy Director
Ashley O’Connell, Program Manager