Naples Airport Authority Selects Three Members for the Noise Compatibility Committee
The Naples Airport Authority Board of Commissioners selected Chris Auron, Cliff Holland and Andy Reed to serve on the Noise Compatibility Committee (NCC) representing the northwest quadrant, City-at-Large and County-at-Large positions.
A Naples resident since 2011, Chris Auron is committed to serving the community and currently serves as the NCC Chair for 2023. He particularly enjoys leading the NCC as he is an accomplished pilot and holds the highest certification as an aircraft mechanic. His career has focused on innovative software development, most recently in health-related data analytics and artificial intelligence. He served in the United States Air Force for 10 years and later in the Arizona Army National Guard. Originally appointed to the NCC in March 2019, he represents the geographic area northwest of the airport.
Retired after 37 years of employment with Johnson & Johnson, Cliff Holland most recently served as Corporate Vice President, responsible for worldwide government affairs and policy organization. He was also Worldwide President of Johnson & Johnson’s Clinical Diagnostics and Surgical Device companies.
He currently serves on the board of Parker Organization, a non-profit organization dedicated to senior care. He has been a Naples resident since 2014 and is serving his third term in the City-at-Large position on the NCC.
Andy Reed joined PBS Contractors as Relationship Manager in February 2020. Prior to joining PBS Contractors, he served as the Director of Development for NCEF/Naples Winter Wine Festival from 2017-2019 and was a Senior Consultant at Riley Philanthropy specializing in Capital Campaigns, Major Gifts, and Board Development. From 2005-2014, he served as Director of Development for The Humane Society Naples. He is a graduate of Leadership Collier (2007) and is a board member of the Collier County Medical Society Foundation.
The Naples Airport Authority would like to thank Harvey Cohen for his years of service on the NCC representing the County-at-Large.
The NCC is comprised of nine citizen volunteers who help monitor the impacts of aircraft noise and make recommendations about noise-mitigation for consideration by the Naples Airport Authority Board of Commissioners. The members serve as volunteer representatives of the Collier County Commission, Naples City Council, general aviation pilots and six geographic areas around the airport.
The NAA and NCC launched the “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% compliance, including a 34% decrease compared to FYTD 2022.
About Naples Airport
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 over 122,000 annual operations in the last fiscal year, while being an engaged, responsive partner to the community. Home to flight schools, air charter operators, car rental agencies, and corporate aviation and non-aviation businesses, the airport is also a central location for public services, including fire/rescue services, mosquito control, the Collier County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit and other community services. The airport also prides itself on being the hub of emergency staging during natural disasters, like hurricanes and tornadoes, for first responders, lighting, and power crews.
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 to the community at $781 million.
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