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Your Local E-board

1466 E-Board Officers are elected at the Local level and serve 2-year terms.

Interested in running for the board? We'd love to hear from you! Send us an email at:

Natural Resources Policy Committee

The Policy Committee delegates are elected at the Local level and serve 2-year terms.

Council 28 E-Board

The Washington Federation of State Employees Executive Board is an elected body of approximately 70
members that run our Union between the biennial Conventions.

Executive Board members, elected from members of the twelve Policy Committees, along with the officers, set the direction of our Union at their 3 to 4 meetings per year. 

Committees of the Executive Board include Accountability, Communications, Collective Bargaining, Statewide Grievance, Equity Diversity & Inclusion, Finance, Health & Safety, Legislative and Political Action, Members’ Only Benefits, Organizing, Personnel, Steward, Skilled Labor & Trades, Strike and ad‐hoc committees as needed.

These Committees meet periodically to make recommendations for actions regarding our Union to the Executive Board.

Any member in good standing may request to serve on a committee. Contact your 1466 E-Board delegate for more information.

Shop Stewards

East Region

SW Region

NW Region



Position Vacant at this time.

Vice Presiden

Vice President 

Denis Felton

I love Parks! I have been working in them when I started as a Park Aide for Spokane County Parks in the Summer of 1984 and 38 years later as a Ranger, I’m still loving it! My second passion is helping and working with the union members of the Parks Statewide Local 1466. I have spent many years serving on the Local Executive Board as a Trustee, Ranger Representative and currently I am your Vice President and Chief Shop Steward. I strive to increase participation in OUR union and empower all members to have a voice and know their rights.

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Jeff Wheeler

I  started working for State Parks back in 1984 as a Park Aide at Fort Worden.  After working in 5 different Regions (only 3 left) I ended up at Cama Beach and I am the  manager for the Salish Foothills Area.   About 9 years ago I somehow got talked into being the treasurer for Local 1466, not knowing anything about the position.  I've learned that I really enjoy being a part of this union, currently I am on the statewide board and have twice been a member of the collective bargaining team.  I have about 2 years left until I retire, in that time I look forward to fighting for better pay, housing options and a good career path for all staff.



Miles Carigan

I started working with State Parks in 2006. between now and then I left the job for about 2 years doing other things and can say with confidence that working for Parks is one of the best jobs ever. With that said, I believe our Union is here to ensure WA State Parks continues to be a great place to work.

As Secretary It's my duty to record and communicate union business to our Local. It's my personal mission to create a solid stream of communication between Local 1466 leadership and membership. Without a unified voice, we can do nothing.

Trades Rep. 1

Trades Rep.

Alicia Burki

"Mind is the Master power that moulds and makes,

And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes

The tools of thought, shaping what he wills,

Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills.

He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass:

Environment is but his looking-glass."

Trades Rep 2

Trades Rep.

James (Jim) White

Bio Pending

Support Rep. 1

Support Rep.

Ann Grabler

‘Hello everyone!


I am excited to have this opportunity to be on the Executive Board for State Parks for the union! As a Support Professional representative, I will be brining my years of experience at the agency as an AA2 , and most recently, as the Program Coordinator for the Parks Boating Program, as well as almost a decade of experience serving on the Executive Board of Directors for Pizza Klatch (a local non-profit here in Olympia that I served on from 2011 to 2020).


As a former AA2, I have been in a unique position where I  have interacted with visitors, our maintenance teams, and our Park Rangers and am happy to lean into this position on the Executive Board to effect change. I believe that you cannot change things unless you are willing to be a part of said change.


Some background on me: I graduated from Central Washington University with a B.S. in Recreation and Tourism Management, and spent a decade living in Central Washington before relocating back to the west side of the state. My entire career has been in recreation; City of Mercer Island Parks and Recreation, Girl Scouts of Western Washington, R.E.I. and now State Parks.


I am excited to get to know you all more and am grateful for this opportunity. Talk to you all soon!’


Support Rep. 2

Support Rep.

Sam Wotipka

I started with Parks as an AmeriCorps member at Deception Pass State Park in 2011 and began my current position as Exhibit Program Coordinator in 2014. I’m proud to have spent nearly my entire adult life working in Washington’s beautiful state parks, and grateful to have a role bringing the stories of the lands we manage to the public.

As Support Rep, I aim to provide representation and voice for the many non-ranger and maintenance positions that keep our agency running.

Ranger Rep 1

Ranger Rep.

April Sales

Bio Pending

Ranger Rep. 2

Ranger Rep.

Brandon Erickson

Bio Pending.

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