Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources is accepting nominations through Sept. 1 for its annual Emil S. Skop Award, given in recognition of outstanding contributions made to the field of municipal human resources management.

Nominations will be accepted from MMHR members, human resources colleagues, municipal chief administrative officers, municipal personnel/human resources boards, officials of state human resources-related agencies, and other related entities.

Skop was one of the founding members of the Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association (renamed MMHR in 2019) and served as its first executive secretary.

Before “networking” became a recognizable term, Skop acknowledged the value of sharing information and experiences with other human resources and labor relations professionals. He is recognized for his tireless efforts in this area.

The award criteria and nomination form can be found here.

Contact: MMA Member Services Coordinator Isabelle Nichols at