Krawczun and Reed Elected to Lead Naples Airport Authority Noise Compatibility Committee
The Naples Airport Authority’s (NAA) Noise Compatibility Committee (NCC) elected Richard Krawczun as Chair and Andy Reed as Vice-Chair for 2023-24.
Appointed to the NCC in March 2020, Krawczun represents the geographic area southeast of the airport. With over 35 years of experience in local and municipal government service, Krawczun brings a wealth of public sector experience to the Committee. Having also taught at Rutgers University, he understands the critical importance of explaining complex topics in a way that the public can understand and appreciate.
Reed is the NCC’s county-at-large representative, having previously served on NAA’s Technical Advisory Committee for the Part 150 Noise Study. He’s currently the Relationship Manager for PBS Contractors and has previously held positions in the Naples community with The Humane Society Naples and the NCEF/Naples Winter Wine Festival. Reed is a graduate of Leadership Collier (2007) and is a board member of the Collier County Medical Society Foundation.
The NCC is comprised of nine citizen volunteers who help monitor the impact of aircraft noise and makes recommendations about noise-mitigation procedures for consideration by the City of Naples Airport Authority Board of Commissioners. The members serve as volunteer representatives of the Collier County Board of Commissioners, Naples City Council, general aviation pilots and six geographic areas surrounding the airport.
The NAA and NCC launched the “Please Fly Safe Fly Quiet” campaign in 2012 to encourage pilots and aircraft operators to do all they can to minimize aircraft noise. The campaign encourages pilots to observe the airport’s recommended 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. quiet hours, which currently has over 98.7% compliance. The NCC also adopted their calendar for 2024 which includes meetings on February 29th, May 2nd and November 7th.
Naples Airport is ideally located within minutes of downtown Naples, the Gulf of Mexico, and I-75, connecting people to the Paradise Coast through an exceptional airport experience. The airport serviced 122,281 annual operations and more than 200,000 passengers last year, while being an engaged, responsive partner to the community. Home to corporate aviation, air charter, car rental, flight schools and critical public services such as fire/rescue, air ambulance services, mosquito control, and the Collier County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit. The airport also prides itself on being the hub of emergency staging during natural disasters, including hurricanes.
All funds used for the airport’s operation, maintenance and improvements are generated from activities at the airport or federal and state grants from aviation-related user fees. The airport receives no local tax dollars. The Florida Department of Transportation values the airport’s annual economic impact on the community at more than $781 million.
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