Welcome to the GPVOA Home Page
(for all Greater Portland Area Volleyball Officials)
Registration for 2021-2022
Season begins in June
Arbiter/Central Hub Link
Register now in Arbiter to officiate March 1st.
NFHS Alignment Course Link
Click on above Link!!!
This is a free course for a limited time, contact Debi H.
if you need help getting it for free.
Please refer specific questions to the board
using the information below.
Congratulations to Sara Vanaken from Aloha HS
the 2019-2020 GPVOA Scholarship Winner.
Remember to Vote: OSAA Sportsmanship Form
Click on the Sportsmanship Tab
Officials/Schools - If you have financial questions
please contact Lee Merrick.
His information is below. Thank you.
GPVOA Contact List
Please use the contact information below for help on any of the items listed.
All Financial Questions & Registrations Questions
Lee Merrick, GPVOA Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
Excused Absence Requests & Attendance Information
Contact Misty Nikula, GPVOA Secretary email@example.com
*Put “Excused Absence” in Subject Line
Test, Rules & Practicum Questions
Contact Alicia Provost, GPVOA Trainer firstname.lastname@example.org
RefTown Issues, Miscellaneous Questions, Suggestions & Comments
Jeff Hanson email@example.com
Sorin Oancea firstname.lastname@example.org
Joy Kolesnikoff email@example.com
Lizann Schultz firstname.lastname@example.org
Scheduling Questions, Evaluation Requests & Match/School Issues
Contact Debi Hanson, Commissioner email@example.com
If the board cannot answer your question they will forward your request to the Commissioner.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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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Last modified: April 1, 2018