Mr. Chad Leqve – Recipient of the 2017 Randy Jones Award

October 30, 2017

[from left to right: Bradley Juffer, MAC; Sjohnna Knack, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority; Chad Leqve, MAC; and Dana Nelson, MAC)

Mr. Chad E. Leqve, Director of Environment at the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), was awarded the Randy Jones Award for excellence in airport noise mitigation, abatement and management at the AAAE/ACI-NA Airport Noise Conference that was held in Savannah on October 11 – 13, 2017. Mr. Leqve was nominated by City of Mendota Heights, City Council Member, Elizabeth Petschel. Ms. Petchel is also former Co-Chair of the Minneapolis St. Paul Noise Oversight Committee.

According to Ms. Petschel: “Mr. Chad Leqve has over two decades of experience in aircraft noise, compatible land use planning, noise mitigation and community engagement campaigns for noise, airspace and FAA NextGen. His impressive record of building and leading innovation by empowering his teams and successfully engaging stakeholders has contributed tangible results for the aviation industry. Many of his accomplishments involved projects that were highly complex, high priority, and decidedly scrutinized by the public.  These accomplishments contributed to the betterment of airport community engagement programs and the advancement of technical noise and environmental analysis utilities and process models.”

The management and staff at The Jones Payne Group, congratulate Mr. Leqve as 2017 recipient of the Randy Jones Award

* In 2008, the Planning Committee for the annual AAAE Airport Noise Mitigation Symposium established the Randy Jones Award for excellence in airport noise mitigation, abatement and management.

Randy Jones was a founding principal of The Jones Payne Group, Inc., an architect, urban designer, and certified urban planner.  Randy was a pioneer in the noise mitigation industry, formulating, developing and implementing airport-sponsored programs, nationwide.

Nominees for this award are evaluated against criteria that include:

  • Recognition as a leader in airport noise mitigation;
  • Known for employing innovative techniques in the solution of complex issues and problems;
  • Reputation for enhancing the relationship between airports and their community;
  • Contributor to the knowledge base of the industry;
  • Developed tools or techniques that have furthered the industry and improved the effectiveness of noise mitigation programs;
  • Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for airport neighbors.

Recipients in past years have included: Phoenix Airport’s Residential Sound Mitigation Services, Massport’s Sound Insulation Program, Reno Tahoe’s Residential Sound Insulation Program, and San Diego’s Quieter Home Program; Michael Payne; Michael Hotaling; Dr. Ben Sharp; and Ryk Dunkelberg.