Cobb County Government

Airport Advisory Board

Authorization: BOC action of June 10, 2008. BOC action of February 9, 2010

Description: Board is appointed by Board of Commissioners and consists of nine (9) members as follows: Three (3) members shall be residents of the County who have demonstrated special interest or experience in the Airport and/or aviation and shall be referred to as Resident Members; at least one (1) of the Resident Members shall reside within five (5) miles of the Airport; the Chairman of Board of Commissioners shall appoint one (1) of the Resident Members; the Commissioners from Districts 1 and 3 shall jointly appoint one (1) Resident Member and the Commissioners from Districts 2 and 4 shall jointly appoint one (1) Resident Member; each Resident Member shall demonstrate knowledge, training and experience in at least one of the areas of aviation and finance. Two (2) members shall represent the existing Fixed Based Operators at the Airport and shall be referred to as FBO Members. Each Fixed Based Operator owner shall appoint one (1) FBO Member to the Board. One (1) member shall represent the existing Specialized Aviation Service Operator (SASO) at the Airport that has a direct lease with Cobb County and leases more than five acres and shall be referred to as Major Operator Member. This major SASO shall appoint the Major Operator Member to the Board. One (1) member shall be a member of the Development Authority of Cobb County and shall be appointed by the Development Authority of Cobb County and shall be referred to as the Development Authority Member. One (1) member shall represent the Town Center Community Improvement District and shall be appointed by the CID and shall be referred to as the CID Member. One (1) member shall represent the pilots based at the airport; the pilots based at the airport shall nominate up to three (3) members; the Airport Manager shall forward the list of nominees to the Board of Commissioners and one nominee shall be appointed by majority vote of the BOC from the list of nominees and this member shall be referred to as the Pilot Member. BOC Action of February 9, 2010 provided that the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners shall appoint a District Commissioner to be a member of the Airport Advisory Board for the purpose of providing liaison between the Board of Commissioners and the Airport Advisory Board, omitted the Major Operator Member, and amended the provision of the Policy regarding eligibility of elected officials to serve on the Airport Advisory Board. The liaison member shall not have a vote unless needed to break a tie. The term of the liaison member shall be two (2) years or until the end of the liaison members term as District Commissioner, whichever is less. BOC action of March 23, 2010 provided that the Mayor of the City of Kennesaw may appoint an elected official of the City of Kennesaw to serve on the Airport Advisory Board. The term of this post shall be two years or the remainder of the elected official's term, whichever is less. After initially staggered terms all appointments are for two (2) years. All members serve at the pleasure of the appointing entity and may be removed with or without cause. Additionally, the BOC may remove any member for cause after such member is provided an opportunity to be heard with regard to the reasons for the proposed removal. There is no limit on the number of terms a member may serve. The purpose of the Airport Advisory Board is to advise the BOC, through the Airport Manager, on matters with regard to vision, master planning, and capital improvement program priorities at the Airport; aircraft noise impacts; and the Cobb County Aviation Ordinance (Chapter 14).

Board Members:
James Boyle
C.B. Fair, III
Charmaine Chin
David Kucko
Clark Hungerford
Mike Irby
Thomas Hollinger
JoAnn Birrell
Derek Easterling, Mayor, City of Kennesaw
Brian Newsome
Chip Kaczynski
 

Contact: Airport Manager
770-528-1615