USOA members who share similar jurisdiction or structure have formed Chapters to facilitate networking and training among themselves. USOA currently has specialty chapters for Children and Families, Education, Federal Government, Healthcare, Municipal Government, and Public Safety.
Chapters may organize special presentations and training at USOA’s annual conference and at other times during the year. Chapter chairs participate as ex officio members of the Board of Directors.
E-mail lists have been created for each chapter. Chapter members can use the e-mail list to post news articles, news releases, and links to investigative and annual reports that would be of interest to others in the field. Or they can post a question or concern and ask other chapter members to provide them with feedback or advice. These smaller, topic-specific discussion groups are a useful and helpful way to interact with colleagues in the ombudsman community.
USOA Members can click here to see a list of Chapter e-mail lists.
For information on current chapter activities, contact the chair or USOA’s Business Office.
Children and Families Chapter
Arizona Ombudsman Office
3737 N. 7th Street, Suite #209
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Portland Public Schools District
Portland Public Schools
501 N. Dixon
Portland, OR 97227
Federal Government Chapter
Competitive Acquisition Ombudsman
7500 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21244
Ombudsman for Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities
121 7th Pl. E., Ste 420 Metro Square Bldg.
St. Paul, MN 55101
Municipal Government Chapter
Office of the Mayor, City of Lincoln, NE
555 South 10th Street, Suite 301
Lincoln, NE 68508
Public Safety Chapter
DOC Ombudsman Bureau Director
Indiana DOC Ombudsman Bureau
402 W Washington W7479
Indianapolis, IN 46204