Our Guest Speaker for the 5/12/21 Meeting will be Dr. Teresa Robinson formally of the Lansing Fire Department Asst. Fire Chief. Effective January 2021, she is the new Fire Chief for the City of Ferndale and we are thrilled to have her join!
Dr. Robinson earned a Bachelor degree in Management and Organizational Development, a Master Degree in Leadership, and a Doctorate degree in Human Services with a specialization in Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention.
She is a licensed firefighter, paramedic, EMS Instructor Coordinator, Pro-Board Fire Instructor II, and American Heart Association instructor for multiple disciplines. She is the first female Assistant Fire Chief with her appointment in July of 2019. Her role in the community also further developed in January of 2020 when Governor Whitmer appointed her to the State Board of Medicine.
We hope you can join us for this inspirational event! Please contact us to learn more and for the details for the Zoom meeting.
Congratulations to member Rita Brown on her recognition and feature in Construction Business Owner's recent article '20 Female Leaders in Construction You Need to Know.'
Click here to check out the article.
When: Wednesday, April 14th at 5:30PM
Where: Zoom Virtual Meeting
Our April 14th speaker is Paul Wrzesinski, the AGC Michigan Safety & Health Director. He will give us Safety & Health Overview of pertinent updates specific to our industry and other useful resources to utilize in our continued “new normal”.
Mr. Wrzesinski started in the Construction industry in 1979. He completed his carpentry apprenticeship training through Local 1004 and Lansing Community College in May of 1989. He continued to work as a carpenter and foreman until 1998 when he went to work for the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA). Paul hired in as an inspector and in 2000 accepted a supervisor position in the Enforcement division for Construction Safety. While at MIOSHA, Paul became the Safety Section Supervisor and finally the Departmental Safety Manager for the Construction Division before leaving state service.
Paul started with the AGC in July of 2014 as the Director of Safety and Health the position formerly held by Mr. Pete Anderson.
We hope you can join us! Please contact us if you are interested in the virtual meeting details.
The Capitol area National Association of Women in Construction, Lansing is shining the spotlight on women across the state who have, throughout their careers and good works been game-changers in our construction industry.
This award is about recognizing and claiming the significant force for positive change. All of our 2021 Nominees collectively have been that catalyst with sustained efforts and successful careers. These women took challenges as opportunities and forged an enviable future for themselves and those that come behind them. Congratulations to all of our Nominees!
LANSING, Michigan March 3, 2021 -- The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Lansing Chapter #177 will recognize Women in Construction (WIC) Week March 7-13, 2021. The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry.
"Enhancing the success of women in the construction industry is the core purpose of NAWIC," said Lansing NAWIC President Barb Strachan. "WIC Week will recognize the advancements of women in the construction industry and increase awareness of viable career choices for women interested in construction."
Lansing NAWIC also kicks off the chapter’s 50th-anniversary during WIC Week and the chapter will be spotlighting its members and partners throughout 2021.
"Whether you are a woman in construction or in a business that services construction, we encourage you to connect with Lansing NAWIC," said Strachan.
Visit Facebook.com/NAWICLAN to learn more about WIC Week and Lansing NAWIC’s 50th Anniversary events throughout 2021.