Save the Dates for Upcoming 2013 Commissioners Events

Happy New Year!  On behalf of the ACI-NA Commissioners Executive Committee, I want to thank you for you on-going participation in the ACI-NA Commissioners Committee.

As you know, the Commissioners Committee is made up of representatives from among the more than 400 ACI-NA member airport Board Members, Commissioners, and Trustees who serve on aviation boards, commissions, councils, and authorities, and who set policy for and oversee the management of their airport organizations. The main purpose of our committee is to share information and expertise from among our peers, to promote the discussion and formation of policy positions in the support of aviation, and to provide training and educational opportunities for its members.

We have an exciting year ahead for Commissioners.  As the 2013 Committee Chair I want to encourage each of you to mark your calendar and participate in our upcoming events.

The Commissioners Congressional Reception, held in conjunction with the ACI-NA/AAAE Spring Legislative Conference, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20 from 6-8:00pm on Capitol Hill (location to be announced soon).  For nearly 25 years the ACI-NA Commissioners Committee has annually honored a Member of Congress with the ACI-NA Commissioners Congressional Leadership Award for their support of airport and air transportation policy or legislation that has successfully protected or enhanced the operation of airports across the country.  The Committee issues the award during this annual reception, attended by approximately 150 airport directors and Commissioners.

Our annual Airport Board Members & Commissioners Conference is scheduled for April 14-16 at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi.   This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with other airport Board Members and Commissioners and to discuss the complex issues related to effective planning and management of an airport.  In addition to the conference our host airport, the Gulfport/Biloxi Regional Airport Authority, has planned an exciting evening reception for attendees on Monday, April 15.

Prior to the conference start, the ACI-NA Commissioners Committee is scheduled to meet on Sunday, April 14 from 10:30a.m.-12 noon.  The meeting is open to all Commissioners.

Another event you will not want to miss is the annual ACI-NA Commissioners/Board of Directors Dinner scheduled for Saturday, September 21 from 6:00-9:00pm in San Jose, California (location to be announced soon).  The dinner, open to all Commissioners and their spouses, is held in conjunction with the ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition.   This is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the year with Commissioners and airport directors who reside on the full ACI-NA Board of Directors. 

As the 2013 Chair of the ACI-NA Commissioners Committee, I hope you will consider attending some or all of these important events and I look forward to your participation in our organization throughout the year.

If I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me (ysstewart@aol.com) or ACI-NA’s Paul Eubanks (peubanks@aci-na.org).