Michelle McEnany, 2009 Chair for the National Association of State Aviation Officials signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the FAA and NASAO on March 31, 2009. Pictured with Ms. McEnany and signing on behalf of the FAA is Chris Blum, Central Region Administrator.
The first MOU between the two organizations was signed in 1996 between NASAO Chairman Gary Adams and FAA Administrator David Hinson. The 2009 Initiatives are; Sharing of Data for Evaluation of Objects Affecting Navigable Airspace and Aviation & Space Education Outreach.
Ms. McEnany also presented Chris Blum (pictured right) a retirement gift on behalf of the association for his years of service and dedication to NASAO. The Central Region Administrator will be retiring in May of this year. Chair McEnany is also the director of the Office of Aviation for the Iowa Department of Transportation and has served in that capacity since May of 2000.