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

GPVOA Registration for the 2020-2021 season
is open!
High School Season Begins March 8, 2021


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.
ENROLL in Arbiter
When the OSAA opens registration all those enrolled will be notified
to finish their registration process.

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

Scroll to the bottom right on the page.

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)
Mon2/1/20216:00 PMNew Officials Training ClassOnlineDetails
Mon2/8/20216:00 PMNew Officials Training ClassOnline 
Mon2/15/20216:30 PMNew Officials Training ClassOnline 
Sat3/6/20219:00 AMNew & First Year's Training ClinicTo Be DeterminedDetails
Mon3/8/2021Opening Day of 2020-2021 HS Volleyball Season 
See full schedule / more details

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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

 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


                        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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