Airport Authority

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1. Purpose

It is the intent and purpose by adoption of this article and resolution that the regional airport authority is to accommodate the community and region at large with a cohesive governing body or board of commissioners that will provide the policy, structure, zoning, land acquisition, regulations and approval process necessary to oversee the development and management of an airport for the good of the communities and area which it serves. This purpose includes sound fiscal management functions, the adoption and approval of all operating maintenance budgets and capital improvement programs in addition to the appropriate staffing of a professional airport management team.

2. Members

The powers and responsibilities of the regional airport authority shall be vested in a board of commissioners consisting of seven (7) members.

  • Three (3) members shall be residents of the City of Grand Forks appointed by the Mayor of the City of Grand Forks and confirmed by the Grand Forks City Council.

  • Two (2) members shall be residents of either the City of Grand Forks and/or the County of Grand Forks and appointed by the Grand Forks County Commission.

  • One (1) member shall be a member of the Grand Forks City Council, nominated by the President of the Grand Forks City Council and appointed and confirmed by the Grand Forks City Council.

  • One (1) member shall be a member of the Grand Forks County Commission appointed by the Grand Forks County Commission.

3. Terms

Five (5) years.

4. Members

  • Steve Kuhlman
    City Representative, Chair
    Term: 5 years - Expires October 2017

  • Karl Bollingberg
    City Representative
    Term: 5 years - Expires August 2015

  • Brad Beyer
    City Representative
    Term: 5 years - Expires August 1, 2018

  • Dana Sande
    City Representative
    Term: 5 years - Expires July 2017

  • Tim Mutchler
    County Representative, Vice Chair
    Term: 5 years - Expires July 2019

  • Clark Cronquist
    County Representative
    Term: 5 years - Expires July 2016

  • Gary Malm
    County Representative
    Term: 5 years - Expires July 2017

Staff

Patrick Dame, Executive Director
Work: 795-6981