Public Education champion selected for prestigious award

May 13, 2016

The San Antonio Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) named Bobby Blount the winner of the inaugural Public Relations Champion Del Oro Award for his leadership role in launching the highly successful Go Public Campaign and tirelessly advocating for public education throughout the city, state, and nation.

Bobby Blount is a long-time Trustee in Northside ISD.  He was first elected in 1999.  He has also served as president of the Board several times.

“Mr. Blount is a dedicated volunteer but what sets him apart is that he uses his passion for public education to drive discussion, raise awareness, and engage others,” says Dr. Brian Woods, Superintendent.

He was recognized for his role alongside superintendents and trustees from Bexar County area school districts over the last three years to design the Go Public campaign.  He has served in the steering committee since its inception.

The Texas School Public Relations Association also recognized Go Public as the Bright Idea in Texas award in 2014.  Since then, Blount and other Go Public leaders have traveled the state presenting on ways that others can duplicate the Bexar County area Go Public Campaign.

Pictured (from l-r) PRSA President-Elect Melissa Monroe-Young, Del Oro Winner Bobby Blount, and PRSA President Gretchen Roufs.