The Friend of MASBO Award recognizes individuals who meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Have made a significant contribution (including but not limited to pro-active involvement in the legislative process, the creation of a model program/procedure, the establishment of an exemplary standard or practice) that facilitated a process by which school business officials contribute to educating students in their districts;
- Have consistently, and on a long-term basis, provided significant assistance to MASBO in the implementation of its various functions and responsibilities; and/or
- Have provided assistance to MASBO in a way that exceeds expectations.
MASBO is grateful for the partnership of U.S. Omni & TSACG, who through their generosity have made this celebrated award possible. Nominations may be submitted by anyone who can document and attest to the accomplishments of the nominee. There is no annual limit on the number of award recipients; the number of awards is entirely dependent upon the quality and number of nominees in a given year. The recipient receives an award certificate, a letter is sent to the recipient's leadership, and the recipient is recognized in the MASBO Notebook. MASBO members receive the award at the May Annual Institute and non-members may receive the award at any MASBO event. Award selection is determined by the Awards Subcommittee and the Board of Directors.