Steve Smith, Cindy Melton Presented Excellence Award
Jackson – The 2014 annual Tennessee Airports Conference was held March 17-19 at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro. Mr. Bill Orellana, Director of the Tennessee Division of Aeronautics, presented the prestigious Award of Excellence for Airport Management to Mr. Steve Smith and Mrs. Cindy Melton of McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson. The annual conference and awards luncheon was hosted by the Tennessee Aviation Association (TAA).
Short History of KMKL
Mckellar-Sipes Regional Airport was established by the U.S. Government in 1941 as a military aviation training center and was given to the City of Jackson and Madison County after WWII for civilian use. Over the years additional land has been purchased, now totaling more than 800 acres. All airport property is owned jointly by the City of Jackson and Madison County.