Please consider sending a letter of support to prevent the closure of the Sawyer International Airport air control tower.
Below is a sample letter that you can send to your Federal legislators and representatives concerning the closure.
Sample Call to Action Letter
March 12, 2013
Dear Elected Official:
As a member of the Marquette County, MI community, I respectfully request your support in an attempt to prevent the closure of the air traffic control (ATC) tower at Sawyer International Airport.
Due to funding decisions being made from the budget sequester, the FAA is proposing a 75 percent reduction in contract towers. Sawyer International Airport falls below the criteria considered and is, therefore, on the list of locations slated for the closure of its air traffic control tower.
Sawyer International Airport is critical to the business community in Marquette County and the region and creates an environment conducive to business growth by providing a platform for safe and timely commercial, business, and cargo operations. Sawyer’s air traffic control tower is a significant asset to not only safe and timely operations, but also to the continued redevelopment of the former K.I. Sawyer AFB.
Marquette County is the largest county the Upper Peninsula, a primarily rural part of Michigan. Quality air service is essential to successful economic and community development and a valuable asset because of our distance to major markets.
Your past support and leadership on behalf of the FAA contract control tower program is greatly appreciated by the Marquette County community, and we urge you to continue you support of the tower during this critical time.
Send Letters To:
Senator Debbie Stabenow
133 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 20510
Senator Carl Levin
269 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 20510
Congressman Dan Benishek
514 Cannon House Office Building
Washington D.C. 20515
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