Delaware River and Bay Authority to Dedicate Millville Airport Building
to Longtime Manager, Lewis B. Finch, Jr.
Special Ceremony Scheduled for May 11, 2012
(New Castle, DE) Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority officials announced that a ceremony to dedicate the Millville Airport Administration Building as the “The Lewis B. Finch, Jr. Administration Building” will take place on May 11, 2012. In January, the Delaware River and Bay Authority Commission unanimously approved a resolution to recognize the contributions and significance of the late Airport Manager to the growth and development of Millville Airport and rename the building in his honor.
What: U.S. Congressman Frank LoBiondo and former Federal Aviation Administration regional administrator Arlene Feldman will join with local officials, members of the Finch family and Delaware River and Bay Authority representatives to officially dedicate the Millville Airport Administration Building to former Airport Manager, the late Lewis B. Finch Jr. The building will be named “The Lewis B. Finch, Jr. Administration Building.”
When: May 11, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Millville Airport Administration Building at 104 Leddon St. in Millville, NJ
Why: Lewis B. Finch, Jr. served as Millville Airport Manager from 1974 until his untimely passing on October 1, 2002. As a result of his perseverance, dedication and diligence, Lewis B. Finch, Jr. took a small, fledgling Millville Airport under his wing and helped it grow. Because of his renowned love and passion for Millville Airport, he is affectionately referred to as ‘the father of Millville Airport.’ An active member of the New Jersey Airport Advisory Committee, Mr. Finch was the recipient of the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame award for his accomplishments at Millville Airport and was publicly honored for outstanding service to the aviation community and economic future of Southern New Jersey by Federal Aviation Administration regional administrator Arlene Feldman.
About the Delaware River and Bay Authority
The Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, the Three Forts Ferry Crossing and the Salem Business Centre in Carney’s Point Twp., NJ. The Authority also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All agency operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities.
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