The Southington Community YMCA will have a lot to cheer about at the Professional Women in Construction (PWC) dinner. Local YMCA member Jackie Laramee will receive the Rising Star Award.
The award is presented each year to a woman that has been in the Architecture-Engineering-Construction (AEC) industry less than seven years. A Rising Star Award recipient must demonstrate good ethics, good problem solving skills, a strong focus on customers, and a high set of standards for herself. To be considered, she must have the ability to build rapport and manage conflict.
Laramee is on the YMCA Board of Directors, and she is a member of the Y Property Committee. In addition to Jackie’s involvement in Youth and Government she was also awarded the Teen Leadership Award and became the first teen representative on the YMCA Board of Directors.
She is a project manager with Network Interiors in Plainville. She recently managed a renovation project at the Wesleyan University band room that was completed during the winter break in just 30 days.
“In high school Jackie participated in the YMCA Youth and Government program. During her time as a youth delegate Jackie wrote and debated legislation that she felt would make a positive impact on the state of Connecticut,” YMCA Senior Program and Membership Director Christina Simms said in a press release from the YMCA. “Jackie led impressive debates and demonstrated that she was a leader and that she would continue to fight for what she believed in. Jackie is an incredible woman with great character and I am honored to know her.”
The award will be presented during the PWC dinner on Tuesday, March 3 at the Sheraton Hartford South, 100 Capital Blvd., Rocky Hill. Registration is open through Feb. 27 at www.pwcusa.org/CT. A reception is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. with the dinner and presentation from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.