Congratulations, MAA members…. We had a great turnout this year for the Mississippi Airports Association Conference at the Golden Nugget Casino in Gulfport, which provided excellent accommodations and meals.

I would like to thank our conference sponsors, who attended with a smile as well as their products – a year has not gone by that I haven’t learned of a new or revised product that’s made our life easier at Trent Lott International Airport. Airport representatives at the conference were able to personally wish Tommy Booth, who earlier this year retired from the Mississippi Department of Transportation, a great success in his new position with Michael Baker International, and we were able to welcome Josh Stubbs, the new MDOT Aeronautics Director. Let’s keep Josh busy this multi-modal year with exceptional project applications for a “Better Mississippi!”

I would also like to share our sincere appreciation to Sam Washington, who is the first “3.5-year President” for the Mississippi Airports Association (due to COVID-19). And let’s not forget a big “thank you” to all the outstanding speakers who attended the conference, and hope they consider attending future MAA meetings.

Lastly, we’ve scheduled the 2022 annual conference for Sept. 7-9 in Starkville. More information will be coming to you in the weeks and months ahead. Please do your best to attend, and invite your city and county officials as well. Let’s make the next conference as successful as any that we have held in the past!

We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Carol Snapp
Mississippi Airports Association