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Director, Division

Local Address: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
National Association of State Aviation Officials
8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor
McLean , Virginia 22102
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1931, the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) is one of the most senior aviation organizations in the United States, predating even...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • North Carolina State University
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Members of the National Association ..., 28 Sept 2014 [cached]
Members of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) have elected Carol L. Comer, Director, Division of Intermodal, Georgia Department of Transportation, as Chair of the Board of Directors for 2015. Comer has been a member of NASAO since February 2008 and previously served as NASAO's vice chairman, treasurer and secretary of the board.
"I am grateful to be given the opportunity to lead such a distinguished group of aviation professionals," said Comer. "It is an honor to be elected as chairman of an outstanding organization that has successfully represented state government aviation agencies for nearly 83 years."
Comer, who accepted the gavel during NASAO's 83rd Annual Convention and Trade Show, held recently in Providence, Rhode Island, has also served on the NASAO Center for Aviation Research and Education Board of Directors, Finance Committee, AASHTO/NASAO Standing Committee on Aviation, FAA/NASAO Intergovernmental Oversight Committee, Block Grant Committee, the Engineering and Planning Task Group and as a Regional Director.
Board of Directors, 26 April 2014 [cached]
Carol L. Comer
NASAO Treasurer
Director, Division of Intermodal, Georgia Department of Transportation-Aviation Programs
Carol L. ..., 24 Jan 2015 [cached]
Carol L. Comer Director Division of Intermodal Aviation - Rail - Transit - Waterways Georgia Department of Transportation
Georgia Airports Association, 20 Mar 2014 [cached]
Carol Comer Director - Ex-Officio
Carol L. Comer Director, Division of Intermodal
In Georgia, it's also an integral ..., 1 July 2014 [cached]
In Georgia, it's also an integral part of the mission statement of the Aviation Programs Office, according to Carol Comer, director of the Georgia Department of Transportation's Division of Intermodal, which oversees all areas not related to highways, including aviation.
"Providing adequate airport facilities statewide to support business and industry and economic development is a critical component of our public service mission," she said.
Willenborg notes that Massachusetts is a bit different than other states in that 11 of its public use airports - or 1/3 - are privately owned by either individuals or companies. "In most states, most of the airports are publicly owned," he said.
The private airports are "very successful" and each has its own niche in the state's transportation system, he added.
All were included in a statewide airport evaluation completed in 2010, the first time such an evaluation had been done since 1989. "A lot had changed over that time," he said.
The goal of the evaluation is the preservation of the current airport system, he explained.
"It's very difficult to build a new airport - and if an airport goes away it's even more difficult to get it back," he said. "We're not building new airports in Massachusetts."
Georgia also has a Statewide Aviation System Plan, which serves as a blueprint for development of the state's airport system, according to Comer, who also serves on the NASAO board as treasurer.
The plan "assigns an individual role and minimum level of service each airport in the state should strive to achieve," she explained.
"Currently 89% of the state's 104 publicly owned public use airports meet the minimum recommendations for runway length," she said.
"Everyone can be an ambassador for aviation and their airport by helping others understand the importance of an airport to their local community," Comer said. "Not only does the airport support local businesses and industry, but oftentimes can provide lifesaving emergency medical transport, support public safety and aid in disaster relief efforts."
Helping local leadership see the importance of general aviation is critical to your home airport's success, Comer added.
"It makes a tremendous difference in our ability at the state level to facilitate improvements," she said.
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