Weaverville Chamber of Commerce

sets annual board elections for Jan. 28

The Weaverville Chamber of Commerce will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, via Zoom, for the election of board members and the office of secretary.  The board seats 11 members, and five of these serve as officers; president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and sergeant at arms. These are all two-year terms. There are currently three unfilled board positions, and three which are up for re-election.  

The chamber board generally meets one time a month to discuss activities and actions pursuant to the Board’s mission, ”… to work with government entities, community organizations and local businesses to improve the business climate and enhance our visitors’ experiences.”  

If you are interested in being nominated to fill a board position, attend the meeting on Jan. 28. Weaverville Chamber of Commerce members will vote on the board members at this meeting. The meeting is open to the public. If you are not already on the invite list, contact current secretary Jennifer Loomis at jenniferloomis52@gmail.com.

Redding Municipal Airport expects return of LAX flight

The dawning of 2021 has brought with it a ray of positivity for the Redding community. On March 4, the Redding Municipal Airport expects the return of round-trip, direct-flight service to Los Angeles International Airport. RDD continues to offer one flight a day to San Francisco International Airport.

The flight between Los Angeles and Redding was shut down in March of 2020, as a result of industry-wide budget cuts sustained by the airline industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The return of this flight signals a shift in perspective and opportunity, likely based on the anticipation that travel will begin to resume again now that a COVID-19 vaccine is soon to become available to the general public.

The reinstatement of this flight service is evidence that the community’s demand for and utilization of the services at Redding Municipal Airport have a direct impact on the airport’s ability to garner additional flight services to desirable destinations.

Flights to Denver, Colo., have been on the Redding community’s radar for more than two decades. Later this month, The city of Redding will apply for a Small Community Air Service Development Program Grant in hopes of securing air service to other high-priority destinations, including Denver. The Denver route could become available as soon as spring of 2022.

“We are very happy to see the return of the LAX flight. It is another step toward increased flight reliability and an improved passenger experience at the Redding Airport. We are working hard to secure what Redding needs because we know how important this is to the viability of our local community and economy,” says Jim Wadleigh, airports manager.

Stringent safety protocols and sanitation methods are in place at RDD. Passengers and staff are required to wear masks at all times while in the terminal and in flight, and thorough sanitation of frequently touched surfaces is performed throughout the day. Hand-sanitizing stations are available throughout the terminal and passengers are provided with travel-sized hand sanitizers upon check in.

RDD allows for ample space for social distancing. Direct flight services to airports, particularly amid a pandemic, means that travelers have less contact with busy airports, thereby lowering the risk of virus transmission.

United CleanPlus, part of United Airlines’ safety protocol, assures that United flights are maintained at the highest level of cleanliness to ensure the lowest health risk to passengers. In-flight HEPA air filtration systems, ultraviolet sterilization of each plane in between flights, full mask compliance and limited movement about the cabin for passengers and flight staff keeps the risk of transmission low, according to recent studies by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. For more information on United CleanPlus, visit united.com/cleanplus.

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