Date: Mar 30, 2004
Press Release Number: 31-2004
Frank J. Mirovsky, a 28-year Port Authority veteran, will return to his roots on Wednesday, March 31, when he joins more than 1,200 volunteers taking part in the “Principal for a Day” program administered by the nonprofit group Public Education Needs Civic Involvement in Learning (PENCIL), which works in conjunction with New York City public schools.
Mr. Mirovsky will spend Wednesday at P.S. 40 in Jamaica, Queens, not far from P.S. 101 in Forest Hills, Queens, which he attended as a child. He plans to speak to students about careers in the aviation field.
Mr. Mirovsky, manager of airport maintenance services at LaGuardia Airport, is no stranger to educational programs. The 54-year-old Danbury, Conn., resident is chairman of the Queens Botanical Garden, where he helps oversee that organization’s vibrant children’s education and events program.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit rail system; the Downtown Manhattan Heliport; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. The Port Authority is financially self-supporting and receives no tax revenue from either state.