MVSRA Governance

Executive Board

The MVSRA is governed by an Executive Board of elected MVSRA Members and includes the following offices:

  • President - Walt Mahaffee
  • Vice President - Doug Prince
  • Member at Large - Vacant
  • Commissioner - Dave Brooks
  • Secretary - Brandon Lemcke
  • Treasurer - Jeff Lehn
  • Trainer - Gibby Reynolds

The Executive Board's actions are overseen by the elected President. The Executive Board sets policies and administers business in accordance with the MVSRA Constitution and the MVSRA Operating Guidelines. Several overseeing bodies also provide guidelines which govern the MVSRA.

Overseeing Bodies

National Federation of State High School Associations

The National Federation of State High School Associations, or NFHS, from its offices in Indianapolis, Indiana, serves its 50 member state high school athletic/activity associations plus the District of Columbia. The NFHS publishes playing rules in 16 sports for boys and girls competition and administers fine arts programs in speech, theater, debate, and music. It provides a variety of program initiatives that reach the 18,500 high schools and over 11 million students involved in athletic and activity programs.

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Oregon School Activities Association

The Oregon School Activities Association, or OSAA, currently has 100% of all the high schools in Oregon - public or private - that play interscholastic sports as voluntary members. The OSAA proposes rules (which must be adopted by the member high schools) that govern high school athletics, including rules governing all Oregon high school officials, as published annually in the OSAA Handbook. The OSAA has minimal regulations concerning Summer season sports, and has zero regulations concerning sports played below the high school level. The OSAA utilizes paid sports officials for seven sports:

Fall Season Sports
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Volleyball
Winter Season Sports
  • Basketball
  • Wrestling
  • Cheerleading
Spring Season Sports
  • Baseball
  • Softball

The OSAA charters Local Officials Associations (LOAs) and approves LOA "satellite" groups. There are approximately 115 OSAA LOAs (including satellite groups) that represent the seven paid sports that cover all of Oregon. Some of the LOA that are very near Oregon's neighboring states also officiate high school sports located in Washington, Idaho, Nevada, and California.

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Oregon Athletic Officials Association

The Oregon Athletic Officials Association, or OAOA, is an association of high school officials and associations whose mission is to promote and advance officiating in Oregon. Its primary functions are to:

  1. Develop and coordinate statewide training programs to advance:
    "One Rule, One Mechanic, One Interpretation"
  2. Manage the Officials Certification and Education Program (OCEP)
  3. Represent officials and associations to the OSAA, Oregon Athletic Directors Association (OADA,) and the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association (OACA)
  4. Provide opportunities for officials and association to be recognized for their achievements.

OAOA is governed by an Executive Board consisting of seven elected commissioners and seven regional representatives. Its activities are managed by an Executive Director and Associate Executive Director selected by the Board. There are seven OAOA Sport Committees consisting of representatives from each local association. These committees manage OAOA's activities in their respective sport. The OAOA provides regulations and guidelines for every sport official with the OSAA Athletic Officials Handbook.

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