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LAMA 2020 Virtual Conference, President and Corporate Award Recipients

The Louisiana Airport Managers and Associates are proud to announce the 2020 PRESIDENT’S AWARD goes to MARY JO BAYLES. Service is the foundation on which Mary Jo Bayles has built her life: service to her faith and family, to her community, and to the aviation industry. For over a decade, Mary Jo has served her …

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LAMA 2020 Virtual Conference Award Recipients

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Office of Multimodal Commerce’s Aviation Division was recently recognized with the Special Recognition Award by the Louisiana Airport Managers and Associates (LAMA) during their 50th anniversary virtual conference. This award was presented to this division for the state’s work in improving airports to allow for a safer and …

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Office of Aviation Update November 2020

The Federal Aviation Administration recently released the updated National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) report to congress.  The NPIAS contains all commercial service airports, all reliever airports, and selected public-owned general aviation airports. This report identifies nearly 3,310 existing and proposed airports that are included in the national airport system, the roles they serve, and the …

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Joseph Promoted to Aviation Project Manager

LaToya Joseph was recently promoted to Aviation Project Manager for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Aviation Division. She currently manages the Division’s safety, human resources, education, training, and internship program, in addition to assisting with the Divisions’ daily operations, internal compliance, state consultant contracts and Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) program. She also …

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Higginbotham Promoted to Aviation Operations Program Manager

Heidi Higginbotham is currently the Aviation Operations Program Manager for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s Aviation Division.  She and her staff manage and oversee the Aviation Grant Program, State Aviation Program Update, Pavement Condition Index studies, Aviation Compliance Program, and Education, Training and Outreach Programs, Wildlife Hazard Mitigation Program, and Program Management System …

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Department of Transportation & Development Presents the Louisiana Excellence in Aviation Award

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) awarded the inaugural “Louisiana Excellence in Aviation Award” to Yvonne Chenevert, Airport Manager at the False River Regional Airport located in New Roads, La. The award took place during the 40th Annual Louisiana Airport Managers and Associates Conference held in Lake Charles, Louisiana on October 20-22. This is one …

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Congratulations to Yvonne Chenevert, Director of False River Regional Airport!

Congratulations to Yvonne Chenevert, Director, False River Regional Airport, as the recipient of the inaugural LaDOTD Office of Aviation’s  LOUISIANA EXCELLENCE IN AVIATION AWARD for dedication and unwavering commitment to excellence in advancing aviation in Louisiana, presented at the Louisiana Airport Managers & Associates 48th annual conference in Lake Charles on October 22, 2019.