APC seeks your nominations for APC’s highest honor for service to the industry, the James J. Skelly Award.

James J. Skelly was a heavy-highway contractor from Media, PA who served as APC president from 1937 to 1945 and helped guide the association through its infancy and a pivotal period in our industry’s history.

The James J. Skelly Award was created to give appropriate recognition to an APC member who has made an outstanding contribution in advancing the broad objectives of the association. This includes promoting quality in construction, ensuring partnership with owner agencies and growing construction markets.

To be eligible, a nominee must be or have been an officer or employee of an APC member firm and have made a distinct contribution to these causes, either through work with APC or in connection with his or her other activities.

The first Skelly Award was given in 1971 to Hempt Brothers’ Ray Grove who started what is now APC’s Risk Allocation Committee. Over the next 52 years, only 26 individuals have received this recognition.

APC’s Past Presidents have declared themselves ineligible to receive the award. The APC Nominating Committee will review award nominations and, if a nominee is selected, a presentation will be made this year during the APC/PennDOT/PA Turnpike Fall Seminar in Hershey, PA.

Please submit your nominations using the link above no later than August 31, 2023.

Contact Bob Latham at (717) 238-2513 ext. 102 or rlatham@paconstructors.org with any questions.