OHV program managers from 20 U.S. states and one Canadian province took a collective leap forward in September, 2011, officially launching the International OHV Administrators Association (pronounced In Oh Va), at its first annual conference. It was the beginning of a new chapter in cooperation to share information and create greater uniformity in OHV programs across the U.S. and Canada.
Ron Potter was elected its first chair (2011 – 2013) said, “It was exciting to see it all come together and everyone weighing in and working through it. We spent a half day with just the state administrators rolling up our sleeves, going through the structure and getting organized.”
Over the course of their meeting, held in conjunction with the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) annual conference, the charter members of INOHVAA adopted bylaws, elected the officers, identified committees and committee chairs, and mapped out five regions organized to start identifying and tackling common goals and objectives.
Since that first meeting, INOHVAA has held its annual meeting and organized conference sessions each year in conjunction with the NOHVCC annual conference. Work continues on the organization and its goals.
If you are a state program manager and are interested in joining the organization, send a message to:
Chris Gamache – Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Rhonda Fowler – Treasure at: rhonda.fowler@DNR.iowa.gov