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We are a member driven organization and are committed to success of the industry. Our team members have a passion for helping small business owners thrive and become great business owners.

Our core values are:


We live the highest level of ethics and behavior – professionally and personally – in everything we do, everyday.


We all take responsibility for our successes, challenges and reputation. And for growing our membership and revenues.


We work as one to serve the industry, engaging with our colleagues across the Enterprise and with our stakeholders treating everyone with dignity and respect.


We continually strive for the best in our people, products, information and processes.


We are cordial, caring, inclusive, responsive and generous.

Available Positions

POSITION:                Local Government Affairs Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:        Local Government Affairs

REPORTS TO:           Director of Local Government Affairs

LOCATION:             Tacoma, Washington

CLOSING DATE:      April 13, 2017



The Local Government Affairs Coordinator represents our industry to local elected officials and agencies and manages political engagement by the hospitality community in local elections, including candidates and ballot measures.


Required Qualification: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Minimum 3 years of progressively challenging government affairs experience;
  • Equivalent combination of education or work experience will be considered;
  • Must be willing to work evenings, and weekends as needed to meet job requirements.

We offer attractive benefits including, medical, dental, life, LTD, paid vacation, EAP and 401k.


Please email cover letter and resume to John Lane, Director of Local Government Affairs, at johnl@wahospitality.org by 5:00 pm April 13, 2017.