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INOHVAA Presents National Award to Ron Potter

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Press Release

For Immediate Release

October 2, 2014

Contact: John Schnorr, (715) 490-5463 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

INOHVAA Presents National Award to Ron Potter

 

The International Off-Highway Vehicle Administrators Association (INOHVAA) held its annual awards ceremony on August 21, 2014, during the joint conference of INOHVAA and the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC).

 

Ron Potter was inducted into INOHVAA Hall of Fame. “Ron is the administrator that the rest of us look to and strive to become in our careers. It is with honor that INOHVAA presents Ron with its Hall of Fame Award,” said Chris Gamache, INOHVAA Chair.

 

Potter has been working to improve and expand sustainable motorized recreation opportunities in Minnesota and across the country for almost 40 years. If you belong to an ATV, dirt bike or 4x4 truck club in Minnesota, you probably know him as he helped create the trail systems and the state programs that fund, maintain and monitor them. In 2010, Potter received the NOHVCC Program Manager of the Year Award for his work. Wisconsin motorized recreation enthusiasts will remember that WORVPI brought Ron to Forest County (in February) to enlighten the Forest County Board of Supervisors on responsible off-road park development and operation. As the previous Park Manager at the Iron Range Off-Road Park in Gilbert, MN, Ron was able to share the facts on the positive economic impact which Gilbert has experienced as a result of the increased tourism dollars since that park opened.

 

Potter was also instrumental in the development and expansion of INOHVAA, and served as its first chairman. In January of 2013, Potter retired from full-time employment with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), after 37 years.

 

Retirement from DNR didn’t mean Potter was shifting his work to low gear. Quite the opposite. Today, Potter serves on a consulting basis as the Program Manager for NOHVCC Management Solutions (NMS). He also is working to advance the

 

Polaris RiderX ORV and snow trails mobile apps. And he’s in the process of building a 100-mile OHV trail in northern Minnesota. “Just as he did when he was with the DNR, he still works long hours every week to make sure the job gets done,” said Karen Umphress, NOHVCC Project Manager. “Trail communities across the country recognize and appreciate all of his efforts, his leadership, and his accomplishments.

 

 

 

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National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

Creating a Positive Future for Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation

427 Central Ave West, Great Falls, MT, 59404

Website: www.nohvcc.org

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Phone: 800-348-6487

Fax: 406-454-9142

“Forest County ROCKS!”

WORVPI President Attends Annual Conference Of National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council

 


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Press Release

For Immediate Release

September 30, 2014

Contact: John Schnorr, (715) 490-5463 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

WORVPI President Attends Annual Conference

Of National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council

 

Great Falls, MT, September 30, 2014 -- The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) held its annual conference in Great Falls, Montana, on August 19-23, 2014. Among those attending was John Schnorr, President of the Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park, Inc. (WORVPI).

 

NOHVCC is a not-for-profit educational organization that promotes the safe and responsible use of Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs), including All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), Off-Highway Motorcycles (OHM or dirt bike), Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs, also called side by sides or UTVs) and 4-Wheel Drive Vehicles (4WD or 4x4). Using a network of state partners, it develops and provides a wide spectrum of programs, materials and information, or “tools”, to OHV clubs, associations, agencies and individuals across the U.S. and Canada. It also works with the International Off-Highway Vehicle Administrators Association (INOHVAA), an organization of officials at all levels of government who manage OHV recreation in their areas, and holds its conference jointly with NOHVCC.

 

The 5-day joint conference included a wide variety of presentations related to building and maintaining sustainable OHV trails, new materials that promote responsible motorized recreation, a day of joint sessions with NOHVCC and INOHVAA, and demonstrations of trail building equipment during a mobile workshop at the Bull Run Guest Ranch.

 

NOHVCC and its state partners work hard to meet its mission to “Create a positive future for OHV recreation.” For more information, visit www.nohvcc.org. To contact NOHVCC about its many “tools” and educational materials available to OHV clubs, agencies and schools, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 800-348-6487.

 

 

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National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

Creating a Positive Future for Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation

427 Central Ave West, Great Falls, MT, 59404

Website: www.nohvcc.org

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Phone: 800-348-6487

Fax: 406-454-9142

“Forest County ROCKS!”

 

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