Formally named the Leigh Matusick Airport Management Center in honor of retiring longtime City Commissioner and Vice Mayor Leigh Matusick, the center will soon become a hub for airport operations.
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(DeLand, FL) – The DeLand Municipal Airport will soon open its Airport Management Center.
Formally named the Leigh Matusick Airport Management Center in honor of retiring longtime City Commissioner and Vice Mayor Leigh Matusick, the center will soon become a hub for airport operations. With a budgeted cost of about $3.1 million, the Airport Management Center is expected to open by the beginning of 2019.
“Leigh has made so many contributions to our city as a public servant and this honor is well-deserved,”said Mayor Robert F. Apgar. “The Leigh Matusick Airport Management Center will play an important role in the airport’s future and Leigh’s steady leadership on the City Commission helped get us to this point.”
The airport’s management staff will be stationed at the new facility and the building will also service airport tenants and visitors in need of staff assistance, meeting rooms and workspace. A new aviation ramp is scheduled to be constructed in early 2019 to allow visitors arriving by air to taxi to and park at the north building entrance.
The 6,000 square-foot building is located at 1000 Flightline Boulevard.
“We’ve needed this facility for along time,” said DeLand Municipal Airport Manager John Eiff. “We’re very grateful for the Florida Department of Transportation and the City of DeLand for the funding to allow us to build it. This will help us in continuing to develop and serve the airport.”
A dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Monday, November 19, 2018 at the facility.
Here is the schedule of events for Monday:
- 5 to 6 p.m. – Welcome Reception and facility tours
- 5:45 p.m. – Introduction, acknowledgement of contributors and history of project
- 6 p.m. – Dedication and ribbon cutting