Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport receives National Partnership Award

Local Press Release
Friday, December 22, 2017
From left to right: Director of Operations and Public Safety, Tim Franke; Board Vice Chair, Herman Bodewes; TSA Federal Security Director John Hursey; Transportation Security Manager Karin Martin; Airport Executive Director, Mark Hanna

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the selection of Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI) as the recipient of the agency’s annual National Partnership Award.

SPI was recognized for the priority they place on security and the proactive efforts of the airport to collaborate with federal, state and local partners to advance the security mission. 

“The airport and public safety leadership not only work tirelessly to maintain SPI as a security showcase, but they are also leaders in the law enforcement and first responder communities at the local, state and federal level,” said John Hursey, TSA federal security director for downstate Illinois. “I am proud to have SPI as a partner in our security mission.” 

SPI consistently champions activities such as joint training, strategic planning and security-related partnership initiatives. Such events include joint reviews of security plans, and upgrades of closed circuit television and access control features.   

TSA’s National Partnership Award recognizes industry partners whose accomplishments and excellence in performance distinctly benefit the interests of the United States and clearly advance TSA’s mission is to protect the nation’s transportation systems while significantly enhancing TSA’s ability to achieve its strategic goals.