Manué Lopez

2017 Region Chief

The region chief is the youth leader of the region elected by the section chiefs from that region at the national planning meeting. He must be under 21 years of age during the entire term of office and will serve until a successor is elected. The election is held following the election of the national chief and national vice chief.

Meet the Chief

Gary Christiansen

Region Chairman

The volunteer leader in the region is the region Order of the Arrow chairman. Appointed annually by the region director, they are responsible for administering and monitoring the program regionally, with a special emphasis placed on their role as adviser to the region chief.

Meet the Chairman

Wendy Kurten

Region Staff Adviser

The region staff adviser is appointed by the region director. They represent the region director in all Order of the Arrow operations within the region. Their duties include regular communication and counsel with the region chairman and region chief.

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Section Officers


Region Committees


Area Chairmen

  • Area 1: Dan Hunker
    Council Lodge Relations
  • Area 2: Bill Topkis
    SURGE
  • Area 3: Larry Frith
    JTE
  • Area 4: Ed Cadena
    Camp Promotions
  • Area 6: Tim Malaney
    NOAC

National Committee

  • Glenn Ault
  • Mike Bliss
  • Steve Bradley
  • Toby Capps
  • Steve Gaines
  • Jack Hess
  • Mike Hoffman
  • Del Loder
  • Terrel Miller
  • Steve Silbiger
  • Clint Takeshita
  • Bill Topkis

Officer History

The Western Region has a long history of exceptional youth and adult leaders.

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