May 24, 2012
By Alyssa J. Miller
Have elected officials in your community supported your airport’s growth? If so, AOPA wants to hear about it. The association is launching an effort to recognize mayors and members of city councils and county commissions for keeping general aviation airports top of mind when allocating resources, presiding over zoning hearings, and implementing ordinances.
“Thanking these local elected officials will hopefully help them understand that the airport is important and needs to be properly cared for,” said AOPA Airport Support Network Director Joey Colleran.
When AOPA learns of a local elected official’s efforts to help an airport, the association will write to them, recognizing them for their work. AOPA sometimes learns of these efforts through local media coverage, but AOPA members and Airport Support Network volunteers can help by notifying the association of such actions.