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Associated General Contractors Honors Outstanding Community Members



SIR Award Recipient Assemblyman Ira Hansen, Past President Norm Dianda, SIR Award Recipient Jeanette Belz and Former AGC Executive Director John Madole.

Several community leaders were honored in February during the Nevada Chapter Associated General Contractors’ 49th Skill, Integrity, and Responsibility (SIR) Awards.

Dick Trachok, Athletic Director Emeritus at University of Nevada, Reno was among three winners. He is a role model and mentor who bridged the gap between the early days of Wolf Pack athletics to the modern university program that supports student athletes from around the world.

Ira Hansen, of the Nevada State Assembly, also was recognized for his work. He has worked as a long-time Sparks plumbing contractor, is a diligent family man, and a steadfast state lawmaker.

Lastly, Jeanette Belz of JK Belz and Associates received an award. She worked as a lobbyist and vital community mediator, guiding the organization through issues such as construction defects, highway funding, work force education, worker compensation, and regulatory reforms.

The Nevada Chapter AGC was formed in 1939 by a group of Nevadans to replace the dangerous gravel roads in northern Nevada with modern asphalt. An acronym for the AGC motto, “Skill, Integrity and Responsibility,” the SIR Award is given annually and honors men, women, and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to Nevada, and particularly the construction industry. Originating with the Nevada Chapter in 1967, the SIR Award was adopted by chapters nationwide, including the national office in Washington, D.C.

National winners of the SIR Award include Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford along with educators, humanitarians, business leaders and many unsung heroes.

For details, visit the Nevada Chapter AGC website.

Erin Meyering
Erin Meyering
Erin Meyering is the Communications Specialist at Carson Tahoe Health. She previously worked as the Associate Editor of edible Reno-Tahoe magazine. After graduating from the Reynolds School of Journalism in 2014, she avidly pursued making writing and designing her career. On top area freelancing, she enjoys spending time doing yoga and hiking with her 75-lb lab/boxer mix, Biscotti.




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