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Why Participation in Grassroots Aviation Organizations Matters

February 08, 2021 13:39 | Anonymous

By Kristi Ivey, NBAA Northern Mountain Regional Representative 

Supporting members in their home communities and at General Aviation airports across the country is among the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) primary objectives. I have had the honor and privilege of regularly engaging with North Dakota aviation stakeholders over the past fourteen years, as part of my role as a regional representative for NBAA. I continue to be delightfully impressed with your continuous outreach, communication, connection with each other, as well as your passion and advocacy for our industry within your great state, despite how far apart you may be geographically. 

I have met with NBAA members and partners across your state and have participated in several of your past Upper Midwest Aviation Symposiums, as well as your Aviation Days at the capitol. One theme resonates throughout: aviation is absolutely vital in North Dakota. 

As the umbrella aviation organization has evolved to what is now the North Dakota Aviation Association (NDAA), I find myself eagerly anticipating each new wonderfully-written copy of the FLY-ND Quarterly. I truly enjoy each thoughtful conversation about ideas for your organization’s continuous improvement with your leadership. 

I encourage you to continue to spread the word about the benefits of participating in NDAA as a whole. Join as a member and share best practices with others from around your state, follow NDAA on social media and repost the news and events that they promote, volunteer for committees and help with planning for future events, such as the upcoming NDAA Career Expo. 

Participating in grassroots local and regional aviation organizations provides many benefits for both the organization and you, as individuals. For the organization, diverse and engaged leaders and passionate community members play a role in hedging developing local and state issues, capturing 

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