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Greater Portland Volleyball Officials Association

Welcome to the GPVOA Home Page
(for all Greater Portland Area Volleyball Officials)

2nd Mandatory Meeting Monday!
6:30 PM for All
Portland Christian High School
12425 NE San Rafael
Portland, OR  97230

See below for training classes.

Congratulations to Taylor Overn from Westview HS
the 2017-2018 GPVOA Scholarship Winner.


To access training video please click on this link:  ZOOOM Login

Officials/Schools - If you have financial questions
please contact Lee Merrick.
  His information is below.  Thank you.


Feedback/Contact Form

Contact List

Registration for Officials

Registration for Schools/Teams

Upcoming Meetings & Events
(Next 10)
Mon8/20/20186:30 PM2nd Mandatory Officials MeetingPCHSDetails
Tue8/21/2018Association Members Practicums (Required) - Run through 8/23VariesDetails
Tue8/21/201812:00 AMMandatory New Officials PracticumTBDDetails
Wed8/22/201812:00 AMMandatory New Officials PracticumTBDDetails
Thu8/23/20185:00 PMMandatory On-Court Rookie TrainingTBDDetails
Mon8/27/20186:30 PM3rd Mandatory Association MeetingPCHSDetails
Mon9/10/20187:00 PM4th Mandatory Association MeetingCatlin Gabel SchoolsDetails
Mon10/1/20187:00 PM5th Association Business MeetingPCHSDetails
Sat10/20/2018League Playoffs/Play-in RoundsTBD 
Tue10/23/20187:00 PM6th Mandatory Association MeetingPCHSDetails
See full schedule

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GPVOA Contact List

Please use the contact information below for help on any of the items listed. Phone numbers are available on the Board page of RefTown

All Financial Questions & Registrations Questions

            Lee Merrick, GPVOA Treasurer

 Excused Absence Requests & Attendance Information

            Contact Misty Nikula, GPVOA Secretary

            *Put “Excused Absence” in Subject Line

 Test, Rules & Practicum Questions

            Contact Alicia Provost, GPVOA Trainer

 RefTown Issues, Miscellaneous Questions, Suggestions & Comments


                        Robert Wise (Mentor Questions)

                        Jeff Hanson

                        Sorin Oancea


                        Lizann Schultz 

 Scheduling Questions, Evaluation Requests & Match/School Issues

Contact Debi Hanson, Commissioner

If the board cannot answer your question they will forward your request to the Commissioner.





  1. Our organization is known as the Greater Portland Volleyball Officials Association (GPVOA) and was established in the early 1970's. The GPVOA is a certified association by the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA). This affiliation allows the members of the association to work high school volleyball matches and provides and affiliation with the "National Federation of State High School Associations" (NFHS).

  2. We provide officials for 75 high schools, 37 middle schools, and line for 7 small colleges in the area. The classification of high schools are broken down as follows: 6A - 39; 5A - 8; 4A - 7; 3A - 8; 2A - 7 and 1A - 7.

  3. The Executive Board of the Association consist of eight (8) regular members who have been elected by popular vote of the membership. The office of Treasurer and the Commissioner are elected every three (3) years. The three Members-at-large are elected for a two (2) year term of office.

  4. Specific duties of each board member are defined by the Association's Constitution and By-Laws. The members-at-large are the direct representatives of all association members and any matter for board consideration should be brought through them.
    The Executive Board is responsible for a recruiting and training program for new officials and an in-service training program for experienced officials, coaches and players.

  5. Elections occur annually online and are announced at the last regular meeting in October. Anyone interested in running for one of these positions should contact the Nominating Committee.

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