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Previous Airport Award Winners

AIRPORT OF THE YEAR

1983 - Elizabethton Municipal
1984 - Moore-Murrell Field, Morristown
1985 - No Award Given
1986 - Downtown Island, Knoxville
1987 - Ellington, Lewisburg
1988 - Shelbyville Municipal
1989 - Greeneville-Greene County Municipal
1990 - Carroll County, Huntingdon
1991 - McNairy County, Selmer
1992 - Covington Municipal
1993 - Warren County, McMinnville
1994 - Maury County Regional, Columbia
1995 - Sumner County Regional, Gallatin
1996 - Springfield-Robertson County Airport
1997 - McKellar- Sipes Regional Airport, Jackson
1998 - Dickson Municipal Airport, Dickson
1999 - Lebanon Municipal Airport, Lebanon
2000 - Smyrna Airport, Smyrna
2001 - Crossville Memorial Airport, Crossville
2002 - John C. Tune, Nashville
2003 - Collegedale Municipal Airport, Collegedale
2004 - Upper-Cumberland Regional Airport, Sparta
2005 - Shelbyville Municipal Airport, Shelbyville
2006 - Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport, Sevierville
2007 - Murfreesboro Municipal Airport, Murfreesboro
2008 - Elizabethton Municipal Airport, Elizabethton
2009 - Fayetteville Municipal Airport, Fayetteville
2010 - Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge Airport, Sevierville
2011 - Smyrna Airport, Smyrna
2012 - Dewitt Spain, Memphis
2013 - Cleveland Regional Jetport, Cleveland
2014 - Downtown Island Airport, Knoxville
2015 - John C. Tune Airport
2016 - Tullahoma Regional Airport, Tullahoma
2017 - Lebanon Municipal Airport
2018 - Monroe County Airport
2019 - Dyersburg Regional Airport

AIRPORT MANAGER OF THE YEAR

1983 - Bob Bomar, Shelbyville Municipal Airport, Shelbyville
1984 - No Award Given
1985 - No Award Given
1986 - Shelby Isham, Mark Anton Airport, Dayton
1987 - Arnold Blankenship, Dickson Municipal Airport, Dickson
1988 - Don Baker, Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport, Sevierville
1989 - Rodney Hendrix, McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport, Jackson
1990 - Mr. Clay Derryberry, Ellington Airport, Lewisburg
1991 - William Marrison, Downtown Island Airport, Knoxville
1992 - Glenda J. Hall, Franklin County Airport, Sewanee
1993 - Jerrie Davis, Dyersburg Municipal Airport, Dyersburg
1994 - Steve Fitzhugh, Smyrna Airport, Smyrna
1995 - Jan R. Easterling, Sumner County Regional Airport, Gallatin
1996 - Wanda F. Fulmer, Mark Anton Airport, Dayton
1997 - Montille Warren, Savannah-Hardin County Airport, Savannah
1998 - Ernest William Colbert, Cornelia Fort Airpark, Nashville
1999 - Russell L. Noble, Millington Municipal Airport, Millington
2000 - Mike and Mary Priest, Lebanon Municipal Airport, Lebanon
2001 - Tommy and Jan Swor, Carroll County Airport, Huntingdon
2002 - Don Baker, Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport, Sevierville
2003 - Mark Cobb, Fayetteville Municipal Airport, Fayetteville
2004 - Evelyn B. Johnson, Moore-Murrell Field, Morristown
2005 - Henry “Hank” Williamson, Shelbyville Municipal Airport, Shelbyville
2006 - Chad Gehrke, Murfreesboro Municipal Airport, Murfreesboro
2007 - Walter Cathey, General Dewitt Spain & Charles Baker, Memphis
2008 - Randy Music, Elizabethton Municipal Airport, Elizabethton
2009 - Danny Collins, Rockwood Municipal Airport
2010 - Walter McCaley, Springfield/Robertson County Airport
2011 - Lois Vallance/John Black, Smyrna Airport
2012 - Jo Ann Speer, Everett-Stewart Regional Airport
2013 - Steve Smith and Cindy Melton, Jackson McKellar Sipes Regional Airport
2014 - Roy Remington, Millington-Memphis Regional Airport
2015 - Douglas Hunter, Portland Municipal Airport
2016 - Bert Loupe, Jacksboro Municipal Airport
2017 - Zachary Colescott, Winchester Municipal Airport
2018 - Kathy Hatter, John C. Tune Airport
2019 - Thomas McCosh, Monroe County Airport

GOVERNING BODY OF THE YEAR

1983 - Maury County Regional Airport Authority, Columbia
1984 - Greeneville-Greene County Airport Authority
1985 - City of Collegedale
1986 - Shelby Isham, Mark Anton Airport, Dayton
1987 - No Award Given
1988 - City of Covington
1989 - Lebanon Airport Commission, Lebanon
1990 - McNairy County Airport Authority, Selmer
1991 - Lawrenceburg/Lawrence County Airport Board
1992 - Gatlinburg Airport Authority, Sevierville
1993 - Springfield-Robertson County Airport Board
1994 - Upper Cumberland Regional Airport Authority, Sparta
1995 - Warren County Airport Commission, McMinnville
1996 - Dickson County Municipal Airport Authority, Dickson
1997 - Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport Authority, Smyrna
1998 - New Tazewell Airport Committee, New Tazewell
1999 - Sumner County Regional Airport Authority, Gallatin
2000 - Fayetteville-Lincoln County Regional Airport Authority, Fayetteville
2001 - City of Dayton
2002 - Lawrenceburg-Lawrence County Airport Board, Lawrenceburg
2003 - Scott County Airport Authority & County of Scott
2004 - Tullahoma Municipal Airport Authority, Tullahoma
2005 - McMinn County Airport, Athens
2006 - Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, Memphis
2007 - Beech River Regional Airport Authority, Lexington/Parsons
2008 - Sumner County Regional Airport Authority, Gallatin
2009 - Portland Municipal Airport Authority, Portland
2010 - Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority, Chattanooga
2011 - Everett-Stewart Regional Airport Board, Union City
2012 - Hardeman County Airport Committee, Bolivar
2013 - Winchester Municipal Airport Authority, Winchester
2014 - Tri-Cities Airport Authority, Blountville
2015 - City of Lebanon, Lebanon
2016 - (Significant Airport Project – General Aviation) McMinn County Airport
2017 - City of Jamestown
2018 - Upper Cumberland Regional Airport Board
2019 - City of Murfressboro

CAREER CONTRIBUTIONS TO AVIATION

1983 - Rob Winn, Chairman, Clarksville-Montgomery Airport Committee
1984 - Randy Wood, MTSU Aerospace Department
1985 - Nominations: Miller Lanier, Frank Warmath, F. Ward Reilly. No Award Given
1986 - H. Miller Lanier, Murfreesboro
            Member Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority
            Former Chairman Tennessee Aeronautics Commission
            Former Manager Murfreesboro Municipal Airport
1987 - Frank Knapp, Nashville
1988 - Lady Goodson McReynolds
1989 - John Reid, Florida AOPA Representative
1990 - Mr. William K. Kershner, Sewanee, TN
1991 - William Whitmore (retired FAA)
1992 - Mr. Robert E. Bomar, Shelbyville
            Mrs. Pat Bomar, Shelbyville
1993 - Reid Berry, Moody Aviation, Elizabethton
1994 - Lt. Governor John S. Wilder
1995 - Dr. Wallace R. Maples, MTSU, Murfreesboro
1996 - James W. Campbell, Union City
1997 - William Jerry Hall, Retired Chief Engineer
1998 - Steve Fitzhugh, Former Smyrna Airport Director
1999 - Ernest William Colbert (Cornelia Fort Airpark Owner), Nashville
2000 - Frederick W. Smith, President, Chairman, CEO FedEx Corporation
2001 - Evelyn Bryan Johnson, Airport Manager, Moore-Murrell Field, Morristown
2002 - Robert E. Minter, Executive Director, Tennessee Aviation Museum, Sevierville
2003 - Larry Cox, President, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, Millington
2004 - Larry Williams, FAA, Nashville
2005 - John T. Baugh, Jr., Lebanon
2006 - Ronald M. Fitzgerald, Former TDOT Aeronautics Career Employee
2007 - Walton (Walt) H. Sproles (posthumous) Former TDOT Engineer
2008 - Jim Ethridge, Lebanon, Former TAC Chairman/Member
2009 - Montill Warren, Savannah Airport Manager
2010 - Dave Fulton, Past Administrator
2011 - Lt. Col. Bill Powley (Ret.), Flight Foundation
2012 - Malcom Baird
2013 - General William G. Moore
2014 - William Marrison
2015 - Brigadier General Robert V. Woods, USAF, Ret., Former TAD Director
2016 - Brian K. Caldwell, Former TDOT Aeronautics Career Employee
2017 - John Black, Executive Director of Smyrna Airport
2018 - Paul A. Craig
2019 - Larry Mullins

MOST IMPROVED AIRPORT
1983 - Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge
1984 - Centerville Municipal
1985 - John A. Baker Field, Hohenwald
1986 - Robert Sibley, Selmer
1987 - Franklin-Wilkins, Lexington
1988 - Benton County, Camden
1989 - Everett-Stewart, Union City
1990 - Covington Municipal
1991 - Warren County, McMinnville
1992 - Sumner County Regional, Gallatin
1993 - Lebanon Municipal
1994 - Springfield-Robertson County
1995 - Collegedale Municipal
1996 - Henry County, Paris
1997 - McMinn County, Athens
1998 - Mark Anton Airport, Dayton
1999 - Franklin County Airport, Sewanee
2000 - Upper Cumberland Regional Airport, Sparta
2001 - Everett-Stewart Field, Union City
2002 - Murfreesboro Municipal Airport, Murfreesboro
2003 - Millington Municipal Airport, Millington
2004 - Rockwood Municipal Airport, Rockwood
2005 - Dickson Municipal Airport, Dickson
2006 - Smyrna Airport, Smyrna
2007 - Fayette County Airport, Somerville
2008 - Johnson County Airport, Mountain City
2009 - Winchester Municipal Airport, Winchester
2010 - Tullahoma Regional Airport, Tullahoma
2011 - New Tazewell Municipal Airport, New Tazewell
2012 - Benton County Airport, Camden
2013 - (Outstanding Contribution to TN Aviation) Larry D. Cox
2014 - Dyersburg Regional Airport, Dyersburg
2015 - Elizabethton Municipal Airport, Elizabethton
2016 - (Significant Airport Project – Air Carrier) Nashville International Airport
2017 - Covington Municipal Airport
2018 - Not Awarded
2019 - Not Awarded
 

People's Choice Airport

2019 - Smyrna Airport