RESPONSE FROM THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS:  The Board of Commissioners for the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority issues the following statement regarding the proposed legislation that would alter the make-up of the Board of Commissioners.

“We tout our ‘State of the Airport’ report as efficient, effective, viable, and solvent, and as an exemplary catalyst for Jackson’s community and economic development,” said Dr. Rosie L.T. Pridgen, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority”.   “Our fiscal and year-end reports demonstrate, through outcomes, that this organization is the epitome of quality leadership, deliberate partnerships, and strategic management.  The Board of Commissioners opposes any and all efforts to take over the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.   It is the unanimous position of this five-member board of Commissioners that we oppose any and all efforts to re-constitute the structure, composition, appointments, confirmations and/or any other measures of the Board of Commissioners for the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority”, added Pridgen.

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