Nevada Chapter AGC seeks SIR nominations

An acronym for the AGC motto, “Skill, Integrity and Responsibility,” the SIR Award is given to honor the men, women and organizations who made outstanding contributions to Nevada, our quality of life and the construction industry. Originating with the Nevada Chapter in 1967, the SIR Award was adopted by AGC chapters nationwide, including the national office in Washington, D.C.

Nominations for this year’s SIR Awards are open to any Nevada resident who has made an outstanding contribution to our community, Nevada’s construction industry in 2016, or throughout the span of a career. SIR Award recipients are chosen by a special ad hoc committee of AGC past presidents and select board and committee members.

Since the award’s inception, the Nevada Chapter AGC has given out more than 100 SIR Awards to those who embody Skill, Integrity and Responsibility. Last year’s SIR winners were Dick Trachok, Athletic Director Emeritus, University of Nevada, Reno; Nevada State Assemblyman Ira Hansen and the Nevada Chapter AGC’s lobbyist Jeanette Belz, JK Belz and Associates.

To nominate a person, organization or company that has embodied the SIR Award, please contact Ashley Berriochoa at (775) 329-6116.

The SIR Award Banquet will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at the Peppermill Casino.

About the AGC

The AGC and its 300 member firms represent nearly half of the Washoe County construction jobs. The Nevada Chapter AGC was formed in 1939 by a group of Nevadans intent on replacing the dangerous gravel roads that connected Northern Nevada with modern pavement. They evolved into the modern AGC, whose goal is to use skill, integrity and responsibility to build a better community.

AGC membership has been the first to step up to be that good neighbor. These services include:

• Donating labor and materials to local charity groups

• Donating dollars for the University of Nevada scholarships since 1963, now more than $500,000

• Supporting the Academy for Career Education, the ACE Charter High School which provides construction education curriculum for Washoe County students.

• Providing disaster relief with equipment and manpower during times of flood and fire

The Nevada Chapter AGC has been active in national and regional construction issues including job site safety and worker health care, vocational education and recognizing the best in local building. For more information, log on to


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