KISSIMMEE, Florida — The City of Kissimmee recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the new Kissimmee Gateway Airport Administration Building.
After the ribbon cutting and flag raising ceremony, the city rededicated the new building to former City of Kissimmee Vice Mayor Jimmy Dyer, whom the original terminal building and Dyer Boulevard were named for in 1977.
Dyer was an advocate for the expansion and enhancement of all things aviation related at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport.
“As the City of Kissimmee continues to grow and see great progress, it’s important for us to reflect where we came from and pay respect to our history here,” said Mayor Jim Swan.
The new facility was constructed entirely with funds earned from airport operations and a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation District 5 Airports & Seaports Office — no tax dollars were used, officials note.
The new building consolidates airport operations, administration and finance sections under one roof. The building also will serve as a local Emergency Operations Center for small to medium scale situations.