Two Botetourt County residents garnered awards at the 36 annual Virginia Aviation conference held August 17-20 in Virginia Beach.
Jacqueline Shuck was named “Manager of the Year,” for her service as the Executive Director of the Roanoke Regional Airport. The conference noted she has worked to improve air service and economic development for the last 21 years. She also has worked on projects across the Commonwealth and has exhibited the leadership qualities for a top-rated airport manager.
Ray Conlon, the Chief Inspector for Austin Electrical Construction of Buchanan, was named “Person of the Year.”
He was commended for his significant work to ensure the safety of airports. He spends significant time maintaining lighting on the runways and taxi areas, weather reporting systems, ILS and approach path noted the Virginia Aviation conference. He was also praised for the personal time, resources and contributions he puts into the betterment of the aviation community.