The Port Authority takes its role as 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 number of educational and community events, which range from Career Days that help students explore aviation career opportunities to an annual 5K Run at Teterboro Airport.
Plus, 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.
Stewart International Airport held the first-ever Race to the Terminal fun run on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 with children from the Orange County community. The mad dash to Stewart’s terminal was done in an effort to demonstrate the ease of access from the parking lots to the gates. The event's "racers" were day campers, ages six to 12, from the not for profit organization Braeside Camp in Middletown, NY. In addition to the run, the children watched a demonstration from the New York State Police canine unit. Stewart’s General Manager, Ed Harrision, was on hand to welcome the campers and thanked them in helping to show how easy it is to navigate the airport.