The Port Authority takes its role as a community leader very seriously. This includes everything from investing in the infrastructure that keeps the region moving to investing in the people and places that make it all work.
We work closely with communities and elected officials throughout the region on a variety of community-based initiatives. We continue to be a strong proponent of noise-abatement programs in local schools, a leader in the use of alternative-fueled vehicles and a major funder of the Council for Airport Opportunity and Air Service Development Office.
Each year we host a variety of educational and community events, which range from career days to help students explore aviation career opportunities to an annual 5K run at Teterboro Airport.
And, many of our airport staff meet regularly with local community boards, participate in community forums and serve in community organizations during their spare time. We live here too and do all we can to make a difference whenever we can.
On Monday, May 16, 2016 JFK hosted the 33rd Annual Career Day for middle school and high school students. Approximately 875 students, representing 13 schools attended. Participants were treated to the Aviation High School Color Guard and 15-minute presentations from 12 vendor/exhibitors that included Bombardier/AirTrain, Council for Airport Opportunity, OTG, Port Authority-ARFF, Port Authority-Electrical Maintenance, Port Authority-Operations, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Postal Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture-APHIS, and Corporate Loss Prevention Associates (CPLA).