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Congressman Bennie Thompson Announces Over $3 Million Awarded to Local Airports in Mississippi Second Congressional District

July 1, 2020
Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                                                       Contact: Stephanie Booker

July 1, 2020                                                                                                                        601-866-9003

 

Congressman Bennie Thompson Announces Over $3 Million Awarded to Local Airports in Mississippi Second Congressional District

Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration has awarded grant funds to the following:

 

RECIPIENT/AIRPORT

AMOUNT

CONTACT

City of Indianola/

Indianola Municipal Airport

$166,666

Mr.Steve Rosenthal, Mayor of Indianola

(662) 887-1825

Cities of Drew & Ruleville & Sunflower County/ North Sunflower County Airport

$ 70,000

Mr. Sterling Luna, President, North Sunflower Co. Airport Board (662) 756-4867

County of Hinds/

John Bell Williams Airport

$ 222,222

Ms. Michelle Jackson, Airport Manager (601) 857-3884

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority and City of Jackson/ Hawkins Field

$ 153,833

$ 894,444

Mr. Perry Miller, Chief Executive Officer (601) 939-5631

City of Kosciusko/

Kosciusko-Attala County Airport

$ 666,667

Mr. Jimmy Cockroft, Mayor of Kosciusko (662) 289-1226

City of Greenwood and County of Leflore/ Greenwood-Leflore

$ 166,666

Mr. James Belk, Airport Board Director (662) 453-1526

City of Cleveland/ Cleveland Municipal

$ 571,347

Mr. Clint Johnson, Airport Director

(662) 843-8936

County of Yazoo/ Yazoo County Airport

$ 166,666

Ms. Donna Kraft, Yazoo County Administrator (662) 746-8668

County of Copiah/ Copiah County Airport

$ 102,500

Mr. Ronnie Barlow, Copiah County Administrator (601) 894-1858

Clarksdale-Coahoma County Airport Board

$ 297,777

Mr. Daniel Vassel, Coahoma County Administrator (662) 624-3028

City of Belzoni/ Belzoni Municipal

$ 166,666

Ms. Carol Ivy, Mayor of Belzoni (662) 247-1343

City of Lexington/ C A Moore Airport

$ 303,488

Ms. Robin McCrory, Mayor of Lexington

 (662) 834-4381

 

These grants are being funded as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) of 2020. These grants provide economic relief funds for any purpose for which airport revenue may be lawfully used.

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