Greetings MAA members,

We have rescheduled our annual conference to November 10–13 to allow more time for vaccinations and mask protocols to have an impact on the spread of COVID-19. Big thanks to Kathy Kenne for working out the details with the venue. We do expect to be able to carry the conference out unless some new guidance comes in over the next few weeks.

Welcome to Josh Stubbs, who was recently selected to lead MDOT Aeronautics. Josh had been serving as MDOT’s Rails Engineer, so he brings knowledge of Mississippi transportation and the multimodal program. We look forward to a strong working relationship in support of our state and its airports!

I want to take this time to again say thank you to the members of this association for entrusting me with the mantle of President for these nearly two years now. We have had our challenges and even disagreements, but I believe that our organization is as strong as it has ever been and I am grateful for all of your friendships and partnerships on this journey. I know that Carol Snapp will lead us into the next realm of our existence with poise and confidence, and I pledge my support in whatever way I can provide it. Until November, Blue Skies and Tailwinds!!

Sam Washington
Mississippi Airports Association