FAA Honors Airport Director
The FAA Southern Region has selected Joe Frasher, Airport Director of GMU, as the 2008 General Aviation Airport Manager of the Year. This prestigious award is presented to a general aviation airport manager in the Southeast who makes outstanding efforts to increase flight safety. Mr. Frasher was instrumental in completing numerous safety-enhancing projects at GMU over the last 26 years.
"The staff of the Greenville Downtown Airport is distinguished in its commitment to continually increasing flight safety," said Rusty Chapman, recently retired Manager of the Airports Division, FAA Southern Region. "They accomplished a significant number of safety upgrades while still successfully operating the state's busiest general aviation airport."
The award was presented to Mr. Frasher at the 2009 FAA Communications Conference in Atlanta on January 30, 2009