Five Star Award

Created in 2001 by the Public Relations Committee and the Executive Committee, the Five Star Award honors local affiliates that are leaders in involvement with the Association.


  • send a representative to both NEOEA Representative Assemblies;
  • send a representative to both OEA Representative Assemblies;
  • send a member to attend at least one NEOEA workshop other than NEOEA Day;
  • send a representative to at least half of the meetings of a UniServ council that met at least three times;
  • have at least 25% of its members contributing to the Ohio Fund for Children and Public Education (FCPE); and
  • submit an application for at least one of the four NEOEA Public Relations awards: Communications Contest, Community Involvement Grant, Public Relations Mini-Grant, or Positive Image Award.

Local affiliates meeting these criteria will be recognized at the NEOEA Fall Representative Assembly and in News and Views and receive a plaque and a press release for distribution to local newspapers. No application is required; awards are granted on the basis of NEOEA and OEA records.

Like all NEOEA awards, this award aims to recognize local associations and their leaders for the work they do on behalf of their members.

Five Star Award Winners
Five Star Award Calculation
Five Star Award History (by unit)

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