HUNTINGTON – The Alliance for Aviation Across America announced Thursday that Huntington Mayor Steve Williams would be the newest member on its board of directors.
“I am honored to serve on the board of directors for the Alliance for Aviation Across America,” Williams said in a news release. “As the mayor of a community that relies heavily on general aviation and our local airport, I understand firsthand the importance of reliable air service to our community’s economic growth and access to critical services.”
Formed in 2007, the Alliance for Aviation Across America is a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of over 6,300 individuals, businesses, agricultural groups, fixed-base (aviation services) operators, small airports, elected officials, charitable organizations and business and aviation groups that are helping to raise awareness about the value of general aviation and local airports, particularly for rural communities.
Williams joins a board of directors that includes leaders from the Experimental Aircraft Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Helicopter Association International, the National Air Transportation Association, the National Farmers Union, the League of Rural Voters and the National Association of State Aviation Officials.
“We are thrilled that Mayor Williams has joined the Alliance board of directors,” said Ed Bolen, president and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association and the president of the Alliance’s board of directors.
“Mayor Williams brings invaluable experience and perspectives as the leader of a community that relies extensively on general aviation and our aviation infrastructure. We look forward to working with him on issues impacting aviation and rural communities.”