receives award

receives award

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TuscBDD superintendent Nate Kamban is this year’s winner of the Distinguished Service Award by the Ohio Association of County Boards, a statewide advocacy and trade group representing all 88 county BDDs. The award will be presented at the 38th annual OACB Convention during a special event on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. Convention registration is not required to attend the awards presentation.

Commissioned in 2006, this annual award recognizes a county board employee, board member, volunteer or community member for outstanding service and commitment to their local county BDD. Award winners were chosen by a panel of awards committee members based on the strength of their nominations.

At the November TuscBDD board meeting, board members recognized Kamban’s dedication to the people served by the county board.

“We are fortunate to have Nate’s servant leadership in our community,” TuscBDD board member Stephanie Wilson said. “Nate’s greatest qualities include passion, empathy and integrity. His ingenuity and creativity are key characteristics that help him think outside the box to come up with creative solutions, and he doesn’t know the word can’t.”

Thomas Fantin, TuscBDD board president, praised Kamban for his ability to balance responsibility with innovation.

“I especially appreciate how Nate and his team work diligently to evaluate service gaps and identify creative solutions that are sustainable long-term,” Fantin said.

“I am humbled by this recognition and thankful for the opportunity to highlight our wonderful county,” Kamban said. “Serving individuals with disabilities in the community that I call home has been one of the greatest blessings of my life. I am indebted to my family, co-workers, and the individuals and families with whom we partner for the encouragement that they have provided me on this leadership journey.”

The award ceremony will take place at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. Anyone interested in attending can call OACB at 614-431-0616. The next TuscBDD board meeting will be scheduled in January. Visit www.tuscbdd.org.