James B. Crow Innovation in Governance Award
Honorees show a commitment to improving public education governance.
The James B. Crow Innovation in Governance Award was established in 2022 in honor of its namesake, who retired as executive director of TASB in August 2021, after 40 years of service to the Association.
Crow was known for relentless commitment to improving public education by supporting excellent local school board governance through visionary leadership. Those eligible for the award include trustees, district administrators, education professionals, and public school advocates — both active and retired — who have significantly influenced effective school district governance practices at the state or local level.
Those selected for the award receive public recognition and a $10,000 contribution to a Texas public school. Nominations are opened at the end of each calendar year with a recipient selected by the TASB Member Services Committee in March. The winner is then publicly honored at the Summer Leadership Institute in June.