The AVA (American Volkssporting Association) is the parent organization for the CVA. It is responsible for
coordinating all of the Volkssporting activities throughout the USA. The AVA headquarters is located in Texas where
paid staff keeps track of the walks and awards, organizes the bi-annual convention, and helps the regional organizations
promote recreational walking.
The AVA is governed by the NEC (National Executive Council) who are elected by the regional clubs to serve
a two year term. There are 14 people on the NEC, 1 each from the 10 geographical regions in the country, and
a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.