N.O.I.S.E. Solicits Input for 2011 Fall Conference Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. -- The National Organization to Insure a Sound-controlled Environment (N.O.I.S.E.) is soliciting input for their upcoming 2011 Aviation Policy Summit/Community Involvement Workshop, which will be held in conjunction with the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Congress of Cities and Exposition in Phoenix, AZ.  The Summit will take place on Wednesday, November 9th from 10:30am-4:30pm at the Phoenix Convention Center (reception to immediately follow).

N.O.I.S.E. is an affiliate of the NLC and has served for over four decades as America’s only nationwide, community-based association committed to reducing the impact of excessive aviation noise on local communities.  Composed of local elected officials representing thousands of citizens across the United States, N.O.I.S.E. serves to help communities join together and inject the concerns of their constituents into the national debate on airport expansion policy. N.O.I.S.E. seeks a resolution to aviation and airport noise concerns by bringing affected communities, local airport officials, and federal policymakers together to work on federal policies to reduce unreasonable levels of aviation noise through a combination of quieter aircrafts, increased noise abatement resources, and opportunities for local communities to contribute to airport expansion decisions. NOISE hosts two main conferences a year (one in the fall and one in the spring), both in conjunction with NLC.

The 2011 Aviation Policy Summit/Community Involvement Workshop is an all day event designed to encourage dialogue between aviation noise abatement experts and community leaders to learn from each other and share best practices. In the past, presenters have included a range of elected officials, community activists, sound insulations and land use planning experts, FAA representatives, among others.  In an effort to ensure the organization’s members get the most beneficial information out of this summit, N.O.I.S.E. is accepting speaker and topic ideas for the 2011 Aviation Policy Summit/Community Involvement Workshop until August 31st.

“We strive to always provide a varied and worthwhile panel to our members.  As a community-based organization, we find it beneficial to highlight local communities and provide a forum for our participants to both learn and share their unique stories and experiences with each other.  Understanding that each of our members have slightly different needs we also bring in policy and industry experts and are always open to speaker and topic suggestions to best address the dynamic needs of our group”, said President of N.O.I.S.E. and NLC Board Member, Minneapolis Councilmember Sandy Colvin Roy.

The Congress of Cities and Exposition is the NLC's annual convention that brings together thousands of local elected officials from across the United States. The Congress of Cities and Exposition offers a broad range of learning opportunities through cooperative dialogue and workshops for over 4,000 participants, including more than 2,000 elected and appointed officials and stakeholders interested in implementing various programs and policy.