Gustin Award

Gustin Receives Statewide Recognition
Posted on 07/17/2020

Longtime MOBOCES Board of Education member Doug Gustin received a Level 4 Board Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA). He is the first MOBOCES board member to ever receive this award and one of just six in the state to receive it this year.

The Lifetime Achievement Award, presented annually since 2011, recognizes school board members’ commitment to service and long-term active participation in furthering their board education and leadership development.

“To say the least, I was surprised to receive this honor,” Gustin said. “School board work has become a passion for me – trying to do what’s best for our students and staff and making this area and state a better place.”

Gustin is beginning his 18th year on the MOBOCES board, representing the Canastota school district. He has served three terms as president and three as vice president. He currently serves as chairman of the board’s Finance Committee and a member of the Facilities Committee, and he represents MOBOCES at the Tri-County School Boards Institute, where he serves on the Executive Committee and Legislative Committee.

In addition to his MOBOCES board service, Gustin spent 20 years on the Canastota school board, including one term as president and two as vice president, and he is participates in many community organizations in the Canastota community.

He is now beginning a two-year term as chairman of the NYS Rural Schools Association Board of Directors.

“I enjoy meeting other board members and superintendents to exchange ideas on how we can all work together,” he said.