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.
To receive the Five-Star Local Award, a local association needs to have fulfilled five of the following criteria during the previous school year:
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.