The Associated General Contractors of America named the Associated General Contractors of Vermont (AGC/VT) as the winner of the Small Chapter of the Year. The award was presented at the 2021 National and Chapter Leadership Conference on Sunday, September 19 in Orlando, Florida.
AGC/VT is the largest construction trade organization in Vermont representing more than 170 general contractors, equipment and material suppliers, insurance companies, technology companies, bonding firms, legal firms, financial institutions, consultants, and other construction industry professionals throughout Vermont.
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by our national leadership,” said Pete Kelley, Vice President of Business Development at DEW Construction, and AGC/VT President. “We take our mission to promote skill, integrity, and responsibility seriously, and our members have shown incredible leadership and innovation, especially throughout the pandemic.”
“I am proud of our work in multiple areas including creating a member-led COVID-19 Response Task Force, developing the first comprehensive COVID-19 Return to Work Safety Plan, pivoting our award-winning safety training program to a virtual and then hybrid classroom, designing and offering a COVID-19 Certification Program that trained more than 3,000 COVID-19 Safety Officers working in construction, manufacturing, emergency response, and other critical industries, focusing on workforce development, and providing legislative advocacy,” explained Kelley.
The AGC of America Chapter of the Year Award recognizes chapters that have developed outstanding programming and excelled at achieving tangible accomplishments during the calendar year.
The Associated General Contractors of Vermont was commended for initiating:
-A major expansion of its Training and Education Career Program.
-Government Affairs innovations in the legislative arena which positively impacted the Vermont business community and the construction industry.
-Growth within the Next Generation Leaders group.
-Organizing more than 90 events or engagement opportunities with record-breaking attendance.
-Social Gap Targeting.
-Double-digit growth in its print and electronic media readership and engagement.
-Pandemic Recovery/Re-Start Programing and support.
-Other areas cited included new member recruitment, member retention and improved engagement.
“Congratulations to our board of directors for their leadership, and all of our members who have selflessly volunteered their time, resources, and knowledge to help our organization, the construction industry, and our Vermont community weather these extraordinarily challenging times,” added Kelley.
Kelley continued: “I also applaud our incredible staff for guiding our organization and flawlessly executing our initiatives and programs and helping all our members and non-members keep their workforces safe during the pandemic. I also thank our national organization for their leadership and support throughout this trying year. As an organization, we are humbled and honored to accept this national award for Small Chapter of the Year.”