Detroit Metro Airport’s North Terminal is getting a new name.
The terminal, which first opened in 2008, is being named in honor of Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, following a unanimous vote on Wednesday (June 16) by the Wayne County Airport Authority Board of Directors.
“Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans is known as a leader who gets results,” WCAA Board Chair Marvin W. Beatty said in a statement. “Mr. Evans has devoted his entire adult life to public service, personally and professionally.”
Beatty added, “Not to mention, he has always been an advocate for our airport system, which is an economic engine and a job creator in our region. The WCAA Board is pleased Mr. Evans accepted our invitation to rename the North Terminal in his honor.”
“I am humbled and honored by the Wayne County Airport Authority Board’s action today,” Evans said in a statement. “Wayne County is an international gateway because of its airports, and we have worked hard to make them an integral part of the county’s resurgence.”
Evans started working as an executive in January 2015, and according to a release, he was able to close the county’s multi-million dollar deficit. Under Evans, the county has achieved rating upgrades and budget surpluses.