Our Highest Individual Honor

Each year, we award our highest individual honor – the TASBO Commitment to Excellence Award – to the member who best distinguishes themselves within their profession, within their district and within TASBO. TASBO will recognize the recipient and two finalists at the TASBO Annual Conference Awards Luncheon.

On behalf of the recipient and finalists, each year TASBO donates to the TASBO Scholarship Fund. In addition, TASBO Strategic Partner Equitable will generously provide a donation of $3,000 to the recipient and $1,000 to each of the finalists for programs in their home district.


Meet Our 2020 Recipient, Karen Smith


Meet Our 2020 Honorees: Deborah Cartwright, Phillip Ellison, & Karen Smith


Award Sponsor

Past Recipients

2019 - Karen Wiesman
2018 - Kelly Penny
2017 - Lindy Finley

2016 - Frankie Jackson

2015 - Steve West

2014 - Becky Estrada
2013 - Pattie Griffin
2012 - Keith Clark
2011 - Tracy Ginsburg
2010 - Arturo (Art) Cavazos
2009 - Buddy Byrd
2008 - Karen Wilson
2007 - Marilyn Young
2006 - Mark Hyatt
2005 - Bob Van de Riet
2004 - Amador Garza
2003 - David Webb
2002 - Gilbert Bernstein
2001 - Mike Griffin
2000 - Tom Canby
1999 - Jim Johnson
1998 - Bill Phipps
1997 - Fred Oppermann
1996 - Mike Jolly
1995 - Frank Medina III
1994 - Gwen Santiago
1993 - Bill Fuller
1992 - Neil Bond

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