We, the officials of Georgia High School Association (GHSA), petition the GHSA to allow officials to be represented on the State Executive Committee with an appointed position by the Georgia Athletic Officials Association (GAOA). This position would also serve on the Officials Subcommittee.
There is currently no active official serving on the Executive Committee or within the Officials Subcommittee. Because of the lack of representation, officials often find themselves subject to fee increases, increased mandates or royalty fees that were never agreed on by this group of officials. These increased stresses have negatively impacted the recruitment and retention efforts of officials.
In a step of good faith toward officials across this state, I would like to see the officials have true represenation with an appointed position within the Executive Committee.