Stow Assistant Town Administrator and MMHR Chair Dolores Hamilton receives the 37th Emil Skop Award.

During its annual business meeting on June 16, the Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources association presented its 37th Emil Skop Award to Stow Assistant Town Administrator and MMHR Chair Dolores Hamilton.

The annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of municipal human resources management and a positive impact on the association and its members.

Hamilton has more than 25 years of municipal experience, including as the human resources director for the cities of Newton and Framingham.

Her peers call Hamilton a champion of the field, due to her abundant knowledge and expertise, and her willingness to go above and beyond to help others. Hamilton has been described as the “epitome of diplomacy and tact,” as well as a gracious and kind problem solver who manages everything that comes her way with style, dignity and grace.

Hamilton has long been an active member of MMHR. As its board chair since 2019, she led the association throughout the pandemic, overseeing a transition to two years of entirely remote programming, as well as a recent transition back to safe in-person events. Under Hamilton’s leadership, the association adopted its Commitment to Equity (visit the MMHR web page and click “read more”) and has continued to prioritize issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Rachel Glisper, a former director on the MMHR Board and the Skop Award winner in 2021, presented the award.

Hamilton gave a brief association update to kick off the meeting, followed by votes to approve the fiscal 2023 board and budget.

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