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Celebrating True Friends of Public Education 

The CTA State Gold Awards recognize individuals or organizations whose leadership and actions show they are true friends of public education.

Do you know a person or business in your community that should be recognized for supporting public education? Does your local chapter or Service Center Council have a program in place to honor them? If not, create your own local or regional Gold Awards and say thank you to our supporters!

2023 Recipient

CSU Chico’s Professional & Continuing Education Department


General Requirements

The CTA State Gold Award(s) may be bestowed upon any person(s) or organization(s) whose leadership, acts, and support have had a positive regional or local impact on public education.



  • Business (Small)
  • Business (Corporation)
  • Non-Profit (Indivudal)
  • Non-Profit (Organization)

Nomination Process

  • Supporting materials should indicate how the nominee’s program and/or leadership made a regional or local impact on public education.
  • The recipient of this award must make an impact in California that extends beyond the local level.
  • Individual nominees may be a public official or private citizen.
  • The nominee does not have to reside in California. 
  • Any CTA member may place a name(s) in nomination. 
  • Nomination form templates will be prepared by the CTA Communications Department.
  • Completed nomination forms and all supporting materials must be received by the application deadline. 
  • The Communications Committee of CTA’s State Council of Education shall review the nominations and forward its recommendations to the Board of Directors.
  • The Board shall select a State Gold Awardee(s), if any, from the recommendations of the Communications Committee.
  • CTA’s publication shall publicize the achievements of the winner(s).
  • Only one State Gold Award will be awarded for each category


The deadline has passed.