By Josh Stubbs, Director
MDOT Aeronautics

I really enjoyed seeing everyone at the MAA Conference! As always, it was a very well-done conference, and I’d like to thank those involved for their hard work in putting it together. It was also good to have some productive conversations regarding the newly formed Strategic Multimodal Investments Program. The development of the program will be picking up steam in the near future! Feel free to reach out to me at any time if you have a question, comment or idea about the program.

I also recently attended the NASAO convention in Rogers, AR. It was a chance to discuss issues with other state aviation directors, their staff and FAA representatives. The opportunity to network and build relationships with a broad spectrum of industry experts is very beneficial to someone who is learning the aviation world.

Lastly, be on the lookout for your AIP state matching grant. There have been 21 sent out thus far, with another round headed to the Mississippi Transportation Commission for approval in October. If you haven’t received your matching grant agreement, it should be coming out shortly.