Local school board members were presented with awards at OSBA convention Nov. 11

COURTESY PHOTO - Bill GrauppThree school board members from North Marion School District and one from Woodburn School District were recognized at a recent Oregon School Boards Association convention.

North Marion's Bill Graupp was among 12 locally elected board members recognized with a platinum award for completing coursework through OSBA's Leadership Institute.

Heidi Torian, also on the North Marion board, and Gustavo Gutierrez-Gomez, Woodburn School Board member, were among 17 board members presented with gold awards.COURTESY PHOTO - Gustavo Gutierrez-Gomez

Scott Mills, also a member of the North Marion School Board, received a silver award.

The awards, presented Nov. 11 at OSBA's 71st annual convention in Portland, recognize board members for significant levels of achievement in leadership and development.

There are four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum.COURTESY PHOTO - Heidi Torian

"This award recognizes those local school board members whose volunteer service and dedication help create a better future for Oregon's children," said OSBA Executive Director Jim Green in a press release.

OSBA is a member services agency for more than 200 locally elected boards serving school districts, education service districts and community colleges. It also provides services to charter schools and their boards. COURTESY PHOTO - Scott Mills