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30th Annual Tennessee Airports Conference 2018

TDOT Aeronautics Director, Michelle Frazier, and Project Manager, Adam Guy presentations.

Click to view Director Michelle Frazier's presentation

Click to view Project Manager Adam Guy's presentation


TRI Completes Road Frontage Improvement Project

The Tri-Cities Regional Airport celebrated the completion of a terminal frontage project in Blountville, Tennessee, on August 25, 2016. The $6.24 million project was designed to improve safety and convenience in front of the airport's terminal building with wider sidewalks, increased size of the drop-off/pick-up lane, and improved pedestrian access to public parking lots, among other changes.

As a result of the three-year project, the well-known statue of Senator Kenneth McKellar, the namesake of McKellar Field, was relocated. The newly restored statue now sits on a new base at the edge of the short-term parking lot.

The road front improvement project was funded in part with $5.7 million in federal and state grants.

To read more about the Tri-Cities Regional Airport project, click here.

New road Front Terminal

New Road Front Terminal

Col gladwyin Bowlin w Sen Kenneth McKeller statue

Col. Gladwyn Bowlin stands beside statue of Sen. Kenneth 
McKellar Bowlin is the son of the statue's sculptor, Edgar 
BowlinMcKellar is the namesake of McKellar Field


TRI Accounting Department Wins GFOA Award

The Tri-Cities Airport Authority has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. This is the seventeenth consecutive year the TCAA has received this award.

To read more, click here.