AFSCME Local 189 Leadership

Our leadership is elected by vote of the general membership every two years. There are seven executive officers and ten chapter chairs. We may have up to three trustees with overlapping terms. AFSCME officers take an oath of service, and have a fiduciary duty to our members. This means we may only act in ways that protect our members' collective interests. Check out some of our executive board folks at our 2023 E-Board Retreat.

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Our union family is also supported by a paid staffer from Council 75, known as our council representative. Our council rep assists member leaders in the running of our union, including with bargaining and grievances.

Not sure where to start? You can always contact the AFSCME Smart Center to connect with a steward near you, to have quick answers to basic questions, or to otherwise get directed to the right person.

SMART Center Logo - Steward / Member / Assistance / Respresentation / Training

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Executive Officers

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Chief Steward
Vice President
Communications Editor
Recording Secretary

Chapter Chairs

Chapter Chair: Portland Building
Chapter Chair: Emergency Management & PPB Satellite Sites
Chapter Chair: Interstate Building
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Chapter Chair: Emergency Management & PPB Satellite Sites
Chapter Chair: Outposts (11 worksites off the beaten path)
Chapter Chair: Columbia Square Building
Chapter Chair: Auditor's Office & Independent Police Review
Kelly Hess (Chapter Chair: Justice Center)
Chapter Chair: 1900 Building
Chapter Chair: N/NW Worksites


Council Representative