The Irish American Archives Society (IAAS) bestowed one of their highest honors to Cleveland Building & Construction Trades Council President Terence P. Joyce on February 25.
President Joyce, who is also the Business Manager of Laborers Local 310, was honored for his contributions to the local Irish community when he received the Annual Walk of Life Award from the IAAS.
Founded to support the collection and preservation of archival materials that document the history of the Irish-American experience in Northeast Ohio, the IAAS annually presents the Walk of Life Award to individuals of Irish descent who have made an extraordinary contribution to their community in their chosen “walk of life.”
“I haven’t walked long enough in life to get an award like this,” said Joyce, who added he felt extremely humbled upon learning he would receive the award.
Joyce and members of Local 310 have been involved in a multitude of projects giving back to the local community including the Police Memorial, the Elyria Township 9-11 Memorial, a Purple Heart Home in South Euclid, and the Johnny Kilbane: Fighting Heart statute, located in Cleveland’s Battery Park.
A past member of the Archives Society’s board, President Joyce is passionate about his Irish heritage. He tries to travel to Ireland annually. This year, he and his wife, Nicole, plan to take their 5-year-old daughter, Aislinn, with them for the first time.
ACT Ohio congratulates CBCTC President Joyce for receiving the Walk of Life Award and thanks him for his dedication to making Northeastern Ohio a better place.