This past Monday evening, Town Council received two updates regarding awards and recognitions for the Bloomsburg Recycling Center and the Bloomsburg Municipal Airport.
The Bloomsburg Municipal Airport Coordinator announced that the Town airport was awarded the FBO of the month through the Cessna Flyers Association and Piper Flyer Association. BJ Teichman has worked extremely hard to improve the airport to be an inviting place for pilots, educate youth on the importance of aviation, and monitor and improve the facility.
Town Council in 2016 dedicated a full time employee to oversee operations and manage the airport. BJ was hand selected to sit on the PA Governor’s Aviation Advisory Committee. BJ is a strong advocate for small airports like Bloomsburg to make it possible to have an airport that is a part of the governmental departments and keeping the taxpayer first in mind. For the first time, the 2022 general fund budget reflects the airport operating as a surplus. This certainly did not happen over night and the Town is truly lucky to have an employee that responds to fuel sales at any time of the day and week to make this surplus possible. In BJ’s absence, there is a team of volunteer pilots and citizens that continues the operations. Here is a big shout out to BJ Teichman along with the team named the “A team” that continues to make the airport an asset along with receiving recognition such as this.
The aviation sector is continuing to experience shortages in pilots and mechanics.
Elise Hughes, Tina Welch, Brenda Andress, BJ Teichman, Steve Welch, Philip Polstra, Ron Andress, Dan Broadt, Rob Staib, Charles Fritz and Larry Brown.
The Recycling Center received the 2022 Daniel G. Weisenbach Environmental Stewardship award! So proud of the employees at the Bloomsburg Recycling Center!
The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Daniel G. Weisenbach Environmental Stewardship Award. This award was created to honor the memory of one of the country’s truest innovative leaders in environmental awareness and recycled products, Dan Weisenbach. A tireless leader in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and all over the country, his commitment to recycling was admired by all. It is our hope that all winners of this award will carry on his work ethic and passion for recycling and sustainability.
Designed to recognize the most outstanding recycling and composting programs, this award seeks to recognize exemplary performance by municipalities, businesses, individuals, or organizations throughout Pennsylvania in the areas of recycling, waste reduction, reuse, and composting programs.
Great work by a small crew of 5 full time employees and two part time employees.
Dean Bogert- 32 years
Michelle Hartzell- 30 years
Charles Fritz- 20 years
Richard Long- 15 years
Mark Hileman- 8 years
Cody Blass- 8 years
Paul Houseknect- 1 year