WHEREAS, our nation has been shaped by the actions of women of every socioeconomic background, and women play a role in every field of professional employment, representing a significant portion of the workforce; and
WHEREAS, construction professionals play a critical role in Alaska’s economy and development. The construction industry is one of the largest of the Nation, employing more than five million individuals in the U.S.; and
WHEREAS, according to the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), as of 2022, women make up about 10.9 percent of the construction industry in the U.S.; and
WHEREAS, the Alaska Chapter of NAWIC has unceasingly promoted the employment and advancement of women in the construction industry; and
WHEREAS, the construction community has been a driving force in fostering community development through renovation and beautification projects, promotion of skilled trades careers, and a positive vision of the future; and
WHEREAS, the Alaska Chapter of NAWIC has sought to achieve successful results for the State of Alaska and surrounding areas in a cooperative spirit with other organizations; and
WHEREAS, women from all walks of life have utilized their skills, abilities, and passions to improve Alaska’s economy and increase the quality of its workforce. Women in construction have been leaders in building and enhancing our infrastructure and continue to be a critical part in the development of our Great State.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mike Dunleavy, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim March 5 – 11, 2023 as:
Women in Construction Week
in Alaska, and encourage all Alaskans to recognize the women in construction who have dedicated their careers to this critical industry.
Dated: March 5, 2023