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.
The 32nd Annual Career Day event for high school and middle school students was held on Friday, May 15, 2015. One thousand three hundred (1,300) participants, representing 15 high and middle schools attended. A total of 18 vendor/exhibitors made 15-minute presentations to groups of students and included, but were not limited to, America Airlines, ARFF, five small aircraft (private, Coast Guard Auxiliary, a Long Island flight school), Aviation High School Annex, August Martin High School Academies, PA Maintenance-Electrical, PA-Resident Engineer’s Office, PA-Redevelopment, Council for Airport Opportunity, Dowling College, SUNY Farmingdale, CBP, Bombardier, etc.