Trinen named Logansport’s Citizen of the Week
A former local businessman who served on the city airport board for 30 years has been named the recipient of a city honor.
Wilbur “Bill” Trinen was honored recently by the Logansport/Cass County Airport Authority for his work in furthering aviation in the community. Trinen received a plaque from the aviation authority board at the annual airport open house.
“Bill not only served on the airport board, but was one of the first advocates of a city/county airport authority which he saw as a necessary step in securing a major upgrade for our airport,” Mayor Dave Kitchell said. “Had it not been for Bill and others who saw the opportunity and the need from the perspective of a pilot and board member, I can’t say that it would have ever happened.”
What happened after city and county officials joined forces was the creation of a plan that led to the 2013 Indiana Airport of the Year designation for the local airport.
For many years, Trinen was employed with Co-Tronics. He also served on the Cass County Historical Society Board and was a one-time candidate for county commissioner.
Trinen will receive a $20 gift certificate to a local restaurant and a certificate from the Mayor’s Office.
The Citizen of the Week program recognizes current or former local residents who have made contributions to their field or to the community.
SOURCE: News release from Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell