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Friend of The Council Award

Regent James R. Tallon Selected as the 2017 Friend of The Council

As a Regent, James Tallon has frequently been a valuable ally of The Council on many issues and we offer our thanks to him and recognize his commitment on behalf of students across New York State. This award is given every year in recognition of a non-member’s contribution to The Council and the field of education. The Friend of The Council Award was  presented at our 2017 Winter Institute. 

The award was sponsored by Premier Silver Partner BCK-IBI Group.

The Selection Process

The Friend of The Council Award was created in 1996 and is presented at our Winter Institute each year. Nomination letters are written by members or by staff of The Council and sent by the first week of January, prior to the Winter Institute, for inclusion in the selection process.The Distinguished Service Committee, composed of current Council presidents and past presidents who are active superintendents, makes the final selection.

Read the list of past Friend of The Council award winners list here

If you would like to nominate a candidate for The Friend of The Council, complete the Award Nomination Form or email Deidre Hungerford, Assistant Director for Business Development at deidre@nyscoss.org by January 3, 2018 with your recommendation. You can also call Deidre at (518) 694-4885 for more information.