After the ribbon cutting and flag raising ceremony, the City rededicated the new building to former City of Kissimmee Vice Mayor Jimmy Dyer, whom the original terminal building and Dyer Boulevard were named for in 1977. Dyer was an advocate for the expansion and enhancement of all things aviation related at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport.
“As the City of Kissimmee continues to grow and see great progress, it’s important for us to reflect where we came from and pay respect to our history here” said Mayor Jim Swan.
The new facility was constructed entirely with funds earned from airport operations and a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation District 5 Airports & Seaports Office – no tax dollars were used. The new building consolidates airport operations, administration and finance sections under one roof which enhances productivity, saves energy and will serve as a local Emergency Operations Center for small to medium scale situations.
The new building incorporates many energy saving features including three skylights which provide sufficient natural light to minimize the need for artificial lighting during the day, polished concrete floors eliminated the need for carpet or tile and state of the art efficient HVAC systems, controls, windows and vestibule entrances.
For more information on the Kissimmee Gateway Airport or the City of Kissimmee, please contact the Public Information Office at 407.518.2314 or email email@example.com.
Owned and operated by the City of Kissimmee, the Kissimmee Gateway Airport is located just eight miles from Walt Disney World and 10 miles from the Orlando-Orange County Convention Center. The airport accommodates general aviation air service 24 hours a day with two paved airport runways. For more information, please visit www.KissimmeeAirport.com.