COUNTY SEEKS APPLICANTS TO SERVE ON AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD

COUNTY SEEKS APPLICANTS TO SERVE ON AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD

Applications are now available for residents of Doña Ana County willing to serve on the newly revamped Airport Advisory Board for the Doña Ana County Airport at Santa Teresa.

The Airport Advisory Board comprises seven members serving staggered three-year terms. The Airport Advisory Board meets monthly or as needed to identify issues of airport importance related to safety, growth, development and administration. Board members work closely with the airport manager, county engineer and planning director, as well as a representative of the Doña Ana County Attorney’s Office.

The Airport Advisory Board meets monthly or as needed to identify issues of airport importance related to safety, growth, development and administration. The Airport Advisory Board is charged with periodically reporting to the Board of County Commissioners about issues of concern and then making recommendations for future operations.
All meetings of the Airport Advisory Board comply with the New Mexico Open Meetings Act.

The two-page application form seeks information related to interest in serving, knowledge of aviation and/or airport issues and other general information about the applicant’s qualifications to serve. Licensed pilots are encouraged to apply. Persons serving on other airport boards or who conduct regular business at the Doña Ana County Airport at Santa Teresa are excluded from consideration. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2009.

To request an application, call Doña Ana County Airport Manager Vernon Wilson at (505) 644-2358.

***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *****

Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.