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OESCA Awards & Recognition Luncheon

Each year, OESCA holds a recognition program at the Ohio School Board Association’s Capital Conference. Honorees are individuals and groups nominated by Educational Service Centers (ESCs) for service, leadership and achievement awards. Nominating someone is a great tribute and “thank you” for their service to education.


2023 OESCA Awards & Recognition Program
Monday, November 13, 2023
Pheoris West Room, Hilton Columbus Downtown, 402 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio
Registration 8:15am, Brunch 9:00am


Awards Presented:

  • Distinguished Service Award (2 categories)
  • Outstanding Leadership Award (3 categories)
  • Torch Award
  • Teamwork Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Carol E. Austin Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Legislative Leadership Award


OESCA will:

  • organize the nomination process
  • coordinate the brunch/recognition program
  • provide professional photographs of nominees and ESC representative
  • promote all nominees through OESCA social media (shareable) and provide sample press release
  • coordinate award production

Participating ESCs will:

  • submit nominations
  • inform selected nominees
  • pay for award cost and brunch attendee cost (both of which are legal Educational Service Center expenditures - view Sample Resolution)


$55 per award (cost of award and engraving)

$50 per brunch/recognition program attendee (including nominee)

NOTE: these are legal Educational Service Center expenditures - view Sample Resolution



NOMINATION: ESCs may nominate individuals or organizations for awards using the nomination form; there is no limit on the number of award recipients. Each nomination is for ONE award. If you nominate the Summit County Farm Bureau, one award with the organization name will be presented. If you want to nominate the Summit County Farm Bureau, but want three different people from the bureau to receive a physical award, submit nominations for each person who should be presented with an award. You will be asked for the nominee name, organization, job title, significant contribution meriting recognition and background on the nominee.

SELECTION: Eligibility for awards is evaluated by the OESCA Membership and Special Projects committee to ensure nominees meet criteria and have not previously been nominated for the same award. If you are unsure whether a potential nominee has already received an award, check the List of Previous Winners by County. ESCs inform nominees and invite them to the luncheon/recognition program. ESCs will be sent invoices for award production.

LUNCHEON/RECOGNITION PROGRAM: ESCs will receive a link to submit the names of each nominee, non-nominated ESC staff and guests attending the luncheon. ESCs can print the e-mail confirmation of luncheon attendees and sent it and a check for luncheon fees to OESCA.




Contact: OESCA office (614) 846-3855, info@oesca.org