The Randy Jones Award for Excellence in Airport Noise Mitigation, Abatement and Management

Introduction

The late Randolph Jones, FAIA AICP was known in the airport noise mitigation industry as a leader and innovator. Those that had the opportunity to interact with Randy knew him as a gentleman and gifted professional who helped shape the noise mitigation industry that exists today. The Randy Jones Award for Excellence in Airport Noise Mitigation annually recognizes an individual, organization or program that has made a significant contribution to the industry. Since 2016, with the expansion of the conference and partnership between AAAE and ACI-NA, the Randy Jones Award has also been expanded to include recognition of broader noise abatement and management criteria.

Process

Anyone can nominate an individual, organization or program for the award. Nominations for the annual award will be received by the AAAE/ACI-NA Airport Noise Conference planning committee through June 28, 2019. The Planning Committee will evaluate all of the nominees against the evaluation criteria and make a recommendation for a selection for the award. The award will be presented at the AAAE/ACI-NA Airport Noise Conference during lunch on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Thank you to The Jones Payne Group for sponsoring this luncheon!

Award Evaluation Criteria

The Randy Jones Award for Excellence in Airport Noise Mitigation, Abatement and Management is designed to recognize the efforts of an individual, organization or program that has made a significant contribution to the industry. This may include: noise mitigation that generally entails land acquisition, sound insulation programs, and other projects related to the implementation of noise compatibility programs; abatement, including advocating or implementing operational changes to alleviate noise over sensitive areas, for example, and; management, to include initiatives such as noise monitoring, flight tracking, public outreach, communication, and collaboration, innovative research, or other approaches. 

Individuals, organizations or programs that have been nominated for the award will be evaluated against criteria that include:

  • Recognition as a leader in airport noise management.
  • Known for employing innovative techniques in the solution of complex issues and problems.
  • Reputation for enhancing the relationship between airports and their community.
  • Contributor to the knowledge base of the industry.
  • Developed tools or techniques that have furthered the industry and improved the effectiveness of noise mitigation programs.
  • Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for airport neighbors.

How to Nominate

Submit a nomination form and supporting documentation based on the award criteria by June 28, 2019. We highly encourage backup documentation to be provided in addition to the narrative statement. Please contact Janet Bennett at janet.bennett@aaae.org or 703.797.2533 with any questions about the award or nomination process. Thank you in advance for your nomination!