What is NVAA?
The Nevada Airports Association (NvAA) welcomes you. A vast array of airports serves Nevada in many ways--from ultramodern to simple gravel strips, we have them all. As part of our goal to serve the common interest of our membership we are here to assist airport managers and users by providing information and education, legislative advocacy and networking.
We hold the general membership meeting during the annual spring conference to share ideas, get the latest information from our regional FAA office and mentor one another in our latest airport projects. The board of directors meets each quarter to conduct business. Our bylaws allow for electronic voting on issues of concern to the general membership, and that will happen as urgent issues arise.
A significant accomplishment for NvAA during the 2005 Legislative Session was the passage of a $500,000 appropriation to the Nevada Aviation Trust Fund. This generous appropriation provided funds for FAA grants for airport managers who would not otherwise be able to raise the required match for airport improvement projects. It also authorized an interim study designed to recommend methods to sustain that fund. Thanks to the Nevada State Legislature, our members used that match money to brings nearly $20 million dollars worth of improvements and upgrades to Nevada airports that would otherwise not have been completed. The Nevada Department of Transportation was a valuable partner in this process, and we are proud of the unique opportunities we have created together to help our eligible non-primary airports. We plan to participate heavily inthe development of recommendations for the 2009 Legislature, including addressing the airport protection methods and obtaining additional funding for Nevada's airports.
We work closely with the Nevada Department of Transportation, the FAA, AOPA, a variety of professional services consultants and one another, we strive to provide a valuable service to our membership and the aviation community. Your participation is important to us!. Please explore our website and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.