OSBA has programs that recognize school board members for the time they spend improving their boardmanship and leadership skills; honor the media for presenting an evenhanded view of local education; and thank employers who support board members. Recognition programs include:

Board members can support OSBA and other local board members through the OSBA Ambassadors for Education and OSBA Mentor programs. The ambassador program helps spread the good news about the work of school boards and OSBA. Newly elected and appointed board members are paired with mentors to help them through challenging situtations and act as sounding boards for new ideas.