The formation of a West Region was approved by the CCÉ North American Provincial Council in 2002 with the belief that the large expanse of geography in the west could be better served by an on the scene board made up of members from the area. The main tasks of a Regional Board are to help propagate the aims of Comhaltas in the area and to help establish new branches.
The original three branches forming the West Region are Cooley-Keegan in San Francisco; Clifford-Hoban in Santa Cruz, CA area; and the Columbia Branch in Vancouver, Washington. In 2008 the Four Peaks Irish Arts in Phoenix joined the West Region.
As of 2020, there are seven branches total across the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington.
2022 – 2023 BOARD
Chair – Jim Belcher – CCE Puget Sound, Seattle, WA
Vice Chair – Mary Carey – The Mícheál Ó Domhnaill Branch, Portland, OR
Secretary – Joannie O’Leary – Cooley Keegan Branch, San Francisco, CA
Treasurer – Nellie Magee- Cooley Keegan Branch, San Francisco, CA
PRO – Josephine Brogan – Cooley Keegan Branch, San Francisco, CA
Treorai na Gaeilge – Imelda White – Cooley Keegan Branch, San Francisco, CA