The United States Ombudsman Association was founded in 1977 to foster the establishment and professional development of public sector ombudsman offices throughout the United States and the World. The USOA is the oldest ombudsman organization in North America.

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The United States Ombudsman Association is pleased to announce that our 2018 Annual Conference will be held September 24-28, 2018 in Portland, Oregon, at the Courtyard Marriott, Portland City Center.

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USOA Annual Conference

A great opportunity to increase your knowledge base and network with your colleagues in the ombudsman profession. If you have never attended, please seriously consider joining us year!Learn More

Ombudsman Reference Library

Access articles and materials relevant to ombudsmen, including model legislation for establishing ombudsman offices, and the ombudsman reference material in the Stanley V. Anderson Collection.Learn More

Member Services

Member directories, member e-mail lists for all USOA chapters and a Google Group for all USOA members. The Membership section is a members-only area for helpful resources.Learn More
Excellent conference.  Topics on target and fun.
Conference Attendee - from the 2017 conference
Conference committee did wonderful job with speakers. Speakers highlighted San Antonio and Texas and connected to our work!
Conference Attendee - from the 2017 conference
Wonderful conference!  It was my first time attending and I thought the whole conference was informative and interesting.
Conference Attendee - from 2017 conference
Excellent meeting.  Thank you to the conference planning committee for a job well done.  Very fluid and cohesive.  Good variety of speakers and options.  Meticulously planned.  Keep up the great work!  
Conference Attendee - from 2017 conference