OMA was founded in 1986. Membership in OMA provides opportunities for mediators to work together to elevate the quality and expand the availability of mediation programs and services in Oregon. In addition, OMA and its supporters work to transform the ways in which Oregonians resolve conflict. OMA seeks to shift Oregon away from the traditional adversarial approach to conflict toward a collaborative mediation approach.
The Oregon Mediation Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of members committed to the development, support and advocacy of mediation in the state of Oregon.
OMA Staff and Board of Directors
As a member organization, OMA relies heavily on its members and supporters to move the organization. Although OMA has had paid staff in the past, we are currently relying solely on volunteers to run the organization today.
OMA’s board of directors works alongside our other volunteers to promote OMA’s mission and support its diverse stakeholders. Directors are elected every year following our annual fall conference and oriented to the board at the start of each calendar year.
As a 501(c)(3) organization, OMA depends on an active community of engaged volunteers and supporters. See the Support OMA page to learn more about how you can join our community in support of peaceful conflict resolution!