Senate Appropriations Committee Approves DOT/FAA Funding Bill with PFC and AIP Increases
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Message from the President
July 26, 2017
President of Ohio Aviation Association
Dear OAA Members and Colleagues!
The summer of 2017 is well underway! While you are hopefully enjoying the season, the Ohio Aviation Association has been watching the State’s budget process for the Fiscal Year 18-19. We are pleased again at the financial support the State has shown for airports, continuing a nearly $6 Million budget for airport improvements. I again must give thanks to the hard work of our all-volunteer Board, that helped be a voice (your voice) for Ohio aviation!
While we keep our eye on the economic vitality of aviation in the State, we are gearing-up for the remaining part of 2017 and making plans for the 2018 year. As a reminder, if you have not renewed your membership for 2017, or would like to join, please go here. At this point in the year, if you are a new member, your membership rate will be 50% off, so get in while you can! We will be sending out 2018 membership renewals close to the new year as our membership follows the calendar year. Check here for our latest policy document to find out just a few of the ways your membership dollars are used.
In other recent happenings, the Board of the Ohio Aviation Association is excited to introduce our new Executive Director, Stacey Heaton. We are excited to bring Stacey on board as she brings with her a wide range of aviation experience. Originally from Connecticut, Stacey caught the aviation bug and pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management & Flight Technology from the Florida Institute of Technology; later she continued her education and attained a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from the Ohio State University. Her career spans both the public service realm and the consulting realm. Early in her career, she interned at a Flight Standards District Office and at Reno/Tahoe International Airport. Later, she served as an Airport Planner for a world-wide engineering consulting firm. Getting back into public service, Stacey served as the Assistant Airport Manager at Palwaukee Municipal Airport (now known as Chicago Executive Airport) in Illinois. In her last employ, Stacey served the Columbus Regional Airport Authority for over 7 years as a Planner and Project Manager. As a pilot, an Accredited Airport Executive, and other experiences, we are pleased to have Stacey join us!
With the passing of the baton from our previous Executive Director to Stacey, there will be some updates necessary to the webpage and the organization’s contact information. We greatly appreciate your patience with this transition. Should you need anything or have any questions, please contact OAA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, we are pleased to have our current membership base and look forward to growing it with you in the future. Aviation in Ohio is key to the economic vitality of the State. With your support, together we can make a difference!
2016-17 Public Policy Agenda
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