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Please put this date on your calendar for the Annual Meeting - Sunday June 27th at 6pm via Zoom.

This is our 'business' meeting of the Association, election of new board members, game fees set, recognition, and any other association business.  More information to follow as we get closer.  A Zoom link will be sent the Friday before.


The Mission of the Rochester Area Official Association (RAOA) is to assist members in becoming better athletic officials.

RAOA will accomplish this goal through clarification and interpretation of rules and promoting efficient and standard officiating techniques in football, basketball, baseball, softball and Volleyball. Each member will be involved in the following :

  • Rules Knowledge

  • Instructional Meetings

  • Professionalism

  • Promoting Sportsmanship

Board Members

President - Aric Kittleson

Past President - Mj Wagenson

Secretary/Treasurer - Jared Butson


VP Football - Tim Nicometo

VP Volleyball - Eric Huntoon

VP Basketball - Jim Fall

VP Baseball/Softball - Corey Dornack

About RAOA

Rochester Area Officials Association (RAOA) trains, mentors, and assigns high school officials in the sports of Baseball, Basketball, Football, Softball and Volleyball.


With over 250 members, RAOA was established in Rochester, MN in 1950 and is a member of the Minnesota State High School League. RAOA provides officials to high schools through out Southern Minnesota.


Over our proud history, RAOA has had many members assigned to Minnesota State Championship games as well as those who moved up to officiate in the NCAA.

Business Info


Rochester Area Officials Association
ATTN: Jared Butson
221 Devin Drive
St. Charles, MN 55972


Phone: 507-250-1446
Email: jaredjbutson@gmail.com