Matoaca resident appointed to Va. Aviation Board

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell announced last week that John Mazza Jr. of Matoaca was one of two men recently appointed to the Virginia Aviation Board, according to a press release from the Virginia Department of Aviation.

Mazza, president of Medallion Swimming Pool Company, is a member of the Capital Region Airport Commission-Richmond International Airport, the release says. He has helped make safety improvements to airports across the state, including installing security cameras at Dinwiddie Airport, clearing obstacles from approaches to airports, holding safety briefings and flight formation clinics and advocating for airports’ automated weather observing systems (AWOS). He was previously appointed to the Virginia Aviation Board by Gov. George Allen and served two consecutive terms, it says.

The Virginia Airport System is made up of seven regions and is represented through the Virginia Aviation Board. Members of the board are appointed by the Governor to represent defined geographic areas of the state, the release says. The board establishes and monitors funding program policy and provides a means of citizen access to the VDA in an effort to promote and develop a safe aviation environment, it says.

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