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Lewis named 'reliever airport of the year' by IDOT

5/16/2014, 11:46 a.m.
The airport was cited for its safety record, service to the local community, maintenance and cooperation with the state and ...
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Dan Vera, Joliet Regional Port District chairman (from left), Chris Lawson, director of aviation, Dave Silverman, Joliet Regional Port District Board member, and Ron Kevish, Joliet Regional Port District Board member, pose with honors awarded to Romeoville's Lewis University Airport, which was named the 2014 Illinois Reliever Airport of the Year by the Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Aeronautics.

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Dan Vera, Joliet Regional Port District chairman (from left), Chris Lawson, director of aviation, Dave Silverman, Joliet Regional Port District Board member, and Ron Kevish, Joliet Regional Port District Board member, pose with honors awarded to Romeoville's Lewis University Airport, which was named the 2014 Illinois Reliever Airport of the Year by the Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Aeronautics.

The village of Romeoville issued this news release:

Romeoville's Lewis University Airport has been chosen as the 2014 Illinois Reliever Airport of the Year by the Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Aeronautics.

The distinction was awarded to the Lewis University Airport based on the facility's safety record, service provided to the local community, cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration and IDOT and general maintenance.

"We are fortunate to have the Lewis University Airport within the Village of Romeoville. Congratulations to the Joliet Regional Port District for their recognition," said Mayor John Noak.

The award was presented May 14 at a special ceremony during the luncheon at the Illinois Aviation Conference in Collinsville.