AOPA is always looking for ways to support efforts by local pilots to inform community, state, and national leaders that GA airports are economic assets to their communities. And one Wisconsin village recently recognized the value of investing in its airport by making a long-term commitment to maintain the airport. The Grantsburg Village Board had sought public opinion about what to do with Grantsburg Municipal Airport because it was concerned that too few community residents were using the airport.
"AOPA Great Lakes Regional Representative Bill Blake explained to the board how other small communities have used their airports to attract businesses," said Roger Cohen, AOPA vice president of regional affairs. "It is great the board understood the positive economic impact that the airport can have on its community and decided to keep it open."
June 28, 2005