The Alliance for Aviation Across America announced that Mayor Barb Tolbert, along with Bob Brock, Director of Aviation for the Kansas Department of Transportation has joined the Alliance’s board of directors. “We are thrilled that Mayor Tolbert and Bob Brock have joined our board of directors and welcome their extensive experience and passion for aviation, including general aviation,” said Ed Bolen, President and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association and president of the Alliance’s board of directors. “We also appreciate their expertise and recognition of critical areas of growth for the industry, including the development of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), and advanced air mobility (AAM) infrastructure and vehicles, all of which will help to boost our economy and ensure a growing and diverse aviation workforce.”
Alliance board member and President and CEO of the National Air Transportation Association, Timothy Obitts, stated: “We welcome Mr. Brock and Mayor Tolbert to the board, and are honored to partner with them to build federal support and promote awareness about general aviation, industry commitments to sustainability, and the importance of these investments to our long-term economic growth.”
Arlington is the most recent city to pass a proclamation recognizing the value of general aviation. Over the past five years, there have been hundreds of state and local proclamations issued throughout the country, and more than 60 of those have highlighted the importance of industry commitments to sustainability, emerging technologies, and workforce. These commitments will help the business aviation industry to reach its goal of net zero emissions by 2050.
“I am honored to serve on the board of directors for the Alliance for Aviation Across America,” said Mayor Barbara Tolbert. “Creating a future for aviation supported by these exciting, new technologies is important for our environment and our communities, as well as for jobs and economic growth. We are proud to join cities and towns across the country in highlighting the importance of this sector for our economy.”
For more information on the Arlington Municipal Airport’s future planning, projects, airfields services, and community events, you may visit the website at: http://www.arlingtonwa.gov/167/Airport