Jared Webley knows how Washington works. He has spent his entire life – personally and professionally – in Eastern Washington, working on issues and with the people and communities in the region. Based in the firm’s Spokane office, Jared specializes in state and local government relations, grassroots campaigning, coalition building, and political strategy development across Washington State.
More than most, Jared understands how government policies impact the natural resource industries. In addition to his professional experience in public policy, he has first-hand knowledge of the natural resources industry through the active operation of his dry land wheat and cattle ranch in the rolling hills of Palouse. Prior to joining Gallatin, Jared served as Campaign Director for Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ successful 2008 re-election campaign.
Jared’s first-hand knowledge of the political environment in Washington was instrumental in the efforts of First Wind to obtain a permit for the Palouse Wind project in Whitman County. Jared helped implement a strategy that allowed First Wind to properly educate the community and stakeholders about the merits of introducing a large-scale wind energy project in the Palouse.
Jared serves as President of the Board for Spokane Young Professionals. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government Relations and Communications from Eastern Washington University. Jared lives outside of Spokane with his wife, LeeAnna and their daughters McKinley and Reagan.
“As an aide for a member of Congress and political campaign manager, I learned that the work ethic and ingenuity I gained from farming in the Palouse have real word applications in public affairs. Whether it’s navigating the obstacles of obtaining a permit, enhancing an image in the community or implementing a strategic communications plan, I help our clients achieve their public affairs goals.”
NEPA, state & federal permitting
Campaign Director, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
Community Relations Aide, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)