Each Department is led by a different Vice President, who serves on our Executive Board.


The Communications Department is the public face of YDWA. Serving under the Vice President of Communications, the Communications Department includes the Current Affairs Director, and the Digital Media Director.

Government Affairs

The Department of Government Affairs manages YDWA’s advocacy and lobbying efforts. The Advocacy Director manages YDWA caucus leaders. Serving under the Vice President of Government Affairs, the Government Affairs department also includes the Policy Director.

Membership Engagement

The Department of Membership Engagement organizes on-the-ground activities throughout the state, including determining campaign efforts and providing training and resources to local YDWA chapters. The Eastern and Western Washington Directors work directly with local chapter chairs. Serving under the Vice President of Membership Engagement, the Membership Engagement team also includes the Campaign Director.


The Department of Operations manages day to day operations for the organization. Serving under the Vice President of Operations, the Operations team includes the Development Director, the Finance Director, and the Technology Director.

Party Affairs

The Party Affairs Department is lead by the Executive Vice President, who manages the relationships with the Democratic Party at all levels. All members of this department serve on the YDWA Executive Board. The Party Affairs team includes two National Committee members, and the WSDCC Respresentative.