Chicago-Area Mayor Recognized For Airport Noise Efforts

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No, not that mayor. Instead, Arlington Heights (Ill.) Mayor Arlene J. Mulder, chairperson of the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission, was named recipient of the 2005 Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award, co-sponsored by the American Associate of Airport Executives (AAAE), the Airports Consultants Council (ACC) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The award is presented to the person or persons judged to have contributed most outstandingly during the recent past toward achieving compatible relationships between airports and/or heliports and adjacent environments. According to the AIAA, Mayor Mulder is being honored for extraordinary leadership and personal initiative in educating the public, manufacturers, regulators and researchers about the impacts of noise. Her efforts also served to help reach a consensus on mitigation goals as well as promoting funding of noise-abatement research and development through participation in national and international advisory groups. The award will be presented on Feb. 24, 2005, during an AAAE/ACC symposium in Reno, Nev.