Council Committees

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Northwest Council Committees
Action Communication Taskforce

Chair: Rick Mochow 425-294-2179
Vice Chair John Dimas 425-965-6812
Secretary Dan Sergent 253-670-1955

Meeting time: First Wednesday of every month at 4:30 p.m.

The ACT Committee will promote and enhance member communications, understanding, engagement, involvement, participation and action.

Governing Documents

Chair Theryl Johnson 425-237-5571
Vice-Chair John Dimas 425-965-6812
Secretary Jimmie Mathis 425-223-1373

Meeting time: Third Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m.

To develop changes it deems necessary, based on its own review of the Governing Documents or request of the Northwest Regional Council or other governing body. Reviews Northwest Regional Council action for inclusion in the Northwest Regional Policy Manual. Recommends and proposes new policies as the need arises. Prior to any printing of the SPEEA Regional Governing Documents and/or any amendments thereto, the final draft of said publication must be certified in writing by the chairman or designee of the Northwest Regional Governing Documents Committee.

Labor Delegates

Chair David Garrett 425-294-1082
Vice-Chair David Fritz 425-239-6383
Secretary Jimmie Mathis 425-223-1373

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Coordinates the efforts of the labor council delegates, develops positions to be recommended to the Northwest Regional Council, coordinates with the Northwest Legislative & Public Affairs Committee and other committees as required, and reports to the Council on their activities. The committee shall coordinate activities with the Northwest Legislative and Public Affairs Committee.

Legislative and Public Affairs Committee (L&PA)

Chair David Garrett 425-294-1082
Vice-Chair Andrew Alam 425-367-8016
Secretary Jimmie Mathis 425-223-1373

Meeting time: Fourth Monday of every month at 4:30 p.m.

Analyzes pending state and local legislation/issues at all levels of government and candidates’ positions as they relate to the Northwest Region’s goals and objectives. The Northwest Region L&PA Committee shall meet when called by the chairman. Any federal or international issues impacting more than one region will be referred to the SPEEA L&PA Committee. The committee shall maintain communication with the other regional L&PA committees on issues considered. All legislative or endorsement efforts will be in compliance with the Northwest Policy on legislative issues and endorsements.

Membership Activities Committee (MAC)

Chair Gordon Yip 253-657-9696
Vice-Chair Christopher Tracy 253-286-8539
Secretary David Fritz 425-237-2595

Meeting time: Second Tuesday of every month at 4:30 p.m.

Responsible for planning, implementing and providing social activities for the Northwest regional membership.

New Hire / Young Member Committee

Chair Georgie Victor 425-220-8232
Vice-Chair Bobby Warwick 425-239-6383
Secretary Justin Roll  425-294-7464

Meeting time: Fourth Wednesday of every month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. (effective 6/23/2021)

This committee will work with the NW Council in developing methods of outreach to new members coming into SPEEA. They will also work with the elected leadership, NW Council and staff to make SPEEA a more welcoming organization to our newer members, and to create opportunities for new members to develop into the SPEEA leaders of the future.

Ombudsman Committee

Not active at this time


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Responsible for hearing and assisting those members who feel they have a problem with SPEEA leadership/actions/activities, but do not have charges to file with the Executive Board nor a contractual grievance to be filed and handled.

Safety & Wellness Committee

Chair James Roberts 425-308-2430
Vice-Chair Jim Browne 425-327-7961
Secretary Vacant  

Meeting time: First Thursday of every month at 4:30 p.m.

The NW Safety and Wellness committee is responsible to:
  • Support appropriate safety policies, procedures and instructions, as well as recommend improvements to underlining safety policies and procedures, as needed. 
  • Work with the companies to create a safety partnership to help identify, report and resolve safety concerns.
  • Provide NW staff CA’s, CR’s and AR’s with appropriate safety training to better understand, assist members with their safety questions and concerns and report ongoing workplace safety issues to the NW safety and wellness committee.
  • Provide support and guidance in filing of reports, help in coordination, communicating and recommending the expeditious resolutions with the company.
  • Provide an elevated level of support to members with complex safety issues. Coordinate with members and the companies to verify, report, discuss and resolve or disposition of complex safety issues.
  • Prepare member survey safety questions.

    Women's Advocacy Committee (WAC)

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    Chair Catherine Owen 206-544-2606
    Vice-Chair Gordon Yip 253-657-9696
    Secretary Vacant  

    Meeting time: Fourth Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m.

    Provides a focus for the Northwest Region on those problems and issues of particular concern to women employees and the regional membership’s families. Provides a source of information, education, and involvement, which will address the Northwest Regional policies, procedures, and contract issues for the benefit of the bargaining units.