The purpose of the Georgia Athletic Officials' Association (GAOA) is to organize Georgia's athletic officials into a cohesive, statewide association that encourages excellence in all sports, emphasizes sportsmanship, fair-play and integrity at all levels, and provides services and support for the benefit of its membership.
- Alan Smith, Executive Director
The GAOA Membership Card gives members free admission to all GHSA and GISA contests, including play-offs. For $20, this membership is an excellent way to see more plays and improve.
The GAOA's yearly conference is Officiate GA Day, where officials from all parts of the state and from all sports come together to discuss officiating and learn new skills.
All past and current officials of the year are invited to join the GAOA at Officiate GA Day 2013 as the GAOA's board's guests. At the conference, they will receive their GAOA Lifetime Membership Card and be recognized in front of the group.