Nominees will be judged on their advocacy efforts, leadership and support for student achievement. OSBA launched the recognition campaign in 2018 to honor exceptional school board members who are making a difference in their communities.
La Grande and InterMountain Education Service District board member Merle Comfort, the 2019 winner, called the award humbling, with so many deserving board members across the state.
“You don’t go into this business for the accolades or the honors,” he said. “I’m proud to represent school board members across the state.”
The contest is open to current school board members with a school district, education service district or community college OSBA-member board. Nominations must be submitted by March 15.
The winner will be honored at OSBA’s 2020 Annual Convention as well as receive free registration to OSBA events for one year. The winner’s name will be placed on the OSBA website and on a plaque in OSBA’s Salem office.