Women in Construction Week


WHEREAS, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), founded in 1953, started as a local support network for the small number of women in the construction industry at the time; and

WHEREAS, in 1955, the National Association of Women in Construction, became nationally chartered, and today provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service, and more; and

WHEREAS, the Greater Tidewater 137, Richmond 141, and Roanoke Valley 226 chapters of NAWIC are distinguished voices promoting the employment and advancement of Virginia women in construction; and

WHEREAS, the construction community has been a driving force behind community development through renovation and beautification projects, promotion of skilled trades, and a positive vision of the future; and

WHEREAS, Women in Construction Week is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the many dedicated workers and volunteers for their steadfast support of women in construction;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize March 6-12, 2016, as WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.