Washington Youth Soccer is pleased to announce that our Vice President of the Board, Felipe Mendez, has been appointed to serve as one of the four Committee Members on the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) Rules Committee.
Born in Sunnyside, Mendez always had strong ties to the Eastern Washington community. He chose to stay in the area and attend Heritage University before moving on to Seattle University to pursue a degree in law. Serving the youth is nothing new to Mendez, he spent three years working for the Tacoma School District as their Deputy General Counsel before joining the Bellevue School District earlier this year. He has been serving on the Washington Youth Soccer board since November of 2016, holding the positions of Treasurer, and most recently, Vice President.
“As a lifelong soccer participant and fan, Felipe brings a great mix of legal knowledge, cultural diversity and passion to grow the game in the United States,” said Washington Youth Soccer President Dan Popp.
The USSF Rules Committee is made up of one Committee Chair, two Staff Liaisons, and four Committee Members. The USSF Rules Committee is tasked by the Board of Directors of the Federation to review all proposals involving any amendments to the Bylaws and Policies of U.S. Soccer. In addition, the committee also examines all applications for membership into U.S. Soccer, makes recommendations to the BOD and National Council, and provides advisory opinions.
“I am honored to be appointed to serve and support the mission of U.S. Soccer. It has been a personal goal of mine to continue to learn and participate in all levels of this great sport, and I'm excited to add an additional support role to enhance opportunities in soccer for all,” said Mendez.
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