Auburn Airport and Aviation Center director appointed to Alabama Homeland Security Task Force

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Bill Hutto, airport and aviation center director at Auburn University Regional Airport, has been appointed to the Alabama Homeland Security Task Force by Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey.

The task force is comprised of various individuals representing state agencies, and Hutto will represent airport authorities. His appointment will run through Feb. 8, 2020.

"Being appointed to the Alabama Homeland Security Task Force is truly an honor," said Hutto. "It is a pleasure to represent Auburn University and the state’s airport community while serving in this role."

The task force meets at least twice each year and when called by the governor for the purpose of advising the Alabama Homeland Security director on the comprehensive plan and program for homeland security.

The Alabama Homeland Security Act of 2003 was enacted in response to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with the purpose of preventing future attacks by persons identified as terrorists and other enemies of the U.S.

The Task Force was appointed to ensure that preparations of the state of Alabama will be adequate in dealing with such events. Hutto and the other members of the task force stand to protect and preserve the life, health, welfare and property of the people of Alabama.

"It is my distinct honor to appoint Bill Hutto to serve on the Alabama Homeland Security Task Force," Ivey said. "Bill has gained the respect of his peers and provided key leadership to help establish Auburn University’s reputation in aviation management. As an airport director, he understands the important role of security for the citizens of Alabama."

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