ERVA Elections 2014

The following positions are up for election on the ERVA Executive Board. Please read through the qualifications and submit the required paperwork to be considered for the positions.

Deadline for submission of application paperwork is Friday, May 9, 2014.

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Assistant Commissioner

1. ERVA Regular Member at least the previous two (2) years.
2. ERVA Board Member at least one (1) of the previous four (4) years.
3. Working knowledge of ERVA and USAV issues and policies.
4. Familiarity with ERVA due process procedures and policies.


Candidates for ERVA Member Consideration:

Kevin Twohig-Assistant Commissioner

Kevin's Statement:
I meet all of the qualifications listed in the Bylaws and continue to have a great love of the game and the people who participate on the court, govern the sport and market and promote volleyball. I have served one term as Assistant Commissioner to Meredith Coupland and am willing and able to serve another. I’m proud of all that the Evergreen Region has accomplished and think there is much more we can do.

Kevin's ERVA Board of Director service began back in 1985 and was ERVA Commissioner from 1991-1996. Kevin has been instrumental in beginning and sustaining multiple volleyball programs and events in the ERVA such as PNQ and Spokane Boys VBC.

Kevin is currently advocating for Brown's Park in Spokane Valley, WA to be converted to a premier volleyball venue.

Kevin recently received the Harold T Friermood Award from USAV in 2013 which is the highest award given by USAV for a long time significant service to the sport of volleyball.


Jon Lee-Assistant Commissioner

Jon's Statement:

As the former Commissioner of the ERVA and USAV Board member, I have been very involved with and supportive of the growth of the Evergreen Region since 1993.  I was instrumental in brining the PNQ to the ERVA while Commissioner, instrumental in initiating the coaching requirements and back ground screening for the safety of our junior members and look forward to continuing toserve the region and USAV in the best  possible way.  I would appreciate your supporting me as Assistant Commissioner.

Jon Lee has been a part of USA Volleyball since 1991, and has held the positions of Ethics & Eligibility from 1993-1996, Commisioner from 1996-2008, and is currently serving as Commissioner Emeritus/At-Large Director.  Jon was a founding member of Cutting Edge Volleyball Club in 1991, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Northwest Qualifier.

Jon currently acts as an Event Arbitrator and is the Chair of USVBA Ethics and Eligibility Committee.  He has been a part of the hosting committees for the 1997 NCAA Final Four Women's Volleyball Championship, World League in Spokane, and has hosted US National Teams while in Spokane.

Jon received the George Fisher Leader in Volleyball Award in 2014, and was also awarded the Dr. Neville "Doc" Booth Outstanding Commissioner Award in 2006.   





1. ERVA Regular member at least the previous two (2) years.
2. ERVA Board member at least one (1) of the previous four(4) years.
3. Familiarity with organizational accounting, bookkeeping, and reporting practices.


Candidates for ERVA Member Consideration:

Margie Ray-Treasurer

Margie's Statement:

I am presently the ERVA treasurer. I wish to continue in this position. I am familiar with the accounting books and reporting practices for the ERVA.  I work closely with the Office Manager and an independent accountant to help ensure the ERVA is working in the latest “best business practices.”  Besides being the present Treasurer, I teach Mathematics at Spokane Community College, and I am the “Representative Payee” for a disabled sibling which gives me continued accounting practice outside the region.

Thank you very much for considering me for this position.

Respectfully submitted,

Margie Ray




Adult Program Director

1. Substantial experience coaching, organizing, or administering adult teams, clubs and/or events.

Candidates for ERVA Member Consideration:

Kyle Twohig-Adult Program Director


Kyle's Statement:

Volleyball continues to be a major passion in my life, and I have a great love for the game and the people that participate in all facets.  I am very excited to continue to grow the adult program with events like the Spokane Sizzler, which grew to more than 50 teams this year.  I am also very proud of the renovation and expansion of the sand courts at Browns Park.  We are working to give the region a world class sand volleyball venue. Programming for those courts and other outdoor events continues to rise dramatically across the region and I am looking forward to seeing adults have more opportunities to play on better facilities.



Kyle has served on the ERVA Board as the adult player representative for the past two years and brought new additions and growth to the volleyball community. Kyle has brought the winter's hottest adult indoor volleyball tournament to Spokane. The Spokane Sizzler grew larger in its second year and looks to continue to grow.

Kyle has also been instrumental in renovating Brown's Park sand courts and is a key component in the proposal for converting the park to a premier volleyball venue.

Kyle continues to support adult volleyball throughout the Region and is continually looking for additional ways to continue to grow the game.

Kyle received the ERVA USA Volleyball Robert Lindsay Meritorious Service Award in 2013 for his work in the Region Growing the Game of Volleyball.


Required Application Materials- Deadline: Friday, May 9, 2014

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1. Submit a Resume and Cover Letter outlining your experience and qualifications for the position you are interested in.

2. Submit a statement to ERVA members to be posted on the website prior to the election stating your interest, experience and intentions of the position you are applying for.