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July 7, 2015

Genzer Helped Facilitate the Vision for the Expansion of GPT

Genzer Helped Facilitate the Vision for the Expansion of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Frank Genzer has served as the appointee from the City of Biloxi to the Airport Authority Board since 1995. He has been a member of the Airport Authority Commission through a period of tremendous growth. During this time period both public and private investment has been significant. The terminal building was enhanced and expanded to 160,000 square feet and parking facilities, hotels, a rental car service center and office park have been developed. General Aviation and air cargo were relocated to the southwest side of the airfield and John Hill Boulevard was four-laned.

An project in which Genzer has been greatly involved is the restoration of the former FBO, historic WWII Hangar. In addition, Genzer was influential in implementing the Airport Art Program which showcases Mississippi artists and their works.

“Genzer was instrumental in offering guidance and vision during the terminal expansion and enhancement project as well as many other planning initiatives,” said Commissioner Travis Lott. “I am very proud of the facilities that we currently have and have enjoyed being a part of the effort to develop first class amenities for the traveling public at our airport,” said Genzer.

Genzer has worked on many well-known South Mississippi landmarks throughout his professional career. Some of his works include the original Isle of Capri Casino Resort, the downtown Biloxi location of Hancock Bank, Hope 6 mixed residential neighborhood on Biloxi’s Back Bay, South Beach Hotel & Resort, the original Copa Casino, Gulfport’s City Hall and Grass Lawn, Edgewater Office Park I, II and III, and a number of beachfront homes that were rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina.

“We are greatly appreciative of the many years of service Frank provided to the airport as he dedicated himself to seeing the Airport expand in a user-friendly way,” said Commissioner Joe Spraggins.

Genzer has served on many historic boards and commissions and has demonstrated civic commitment through his service with non-profit organizations across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Going forward, Genzer will begin working with the City of Biloxi to provide guidance on master planning, historic preservation and conceptual streetscape visioning for current and future initiatives for the City. In addition to his new duties with the City, he will continue working with his architectural firm’s private clients.

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