City Council Meeting - FINAL

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Meeting Date: 10/04/2022  
From: Stacy Fobar, Deputy City Clerk

Consideration of Appointments:  Airport Commission.
Make two appointments to terms expiring October 2024.
Make two appointments to terms expiring October 2025.
Executive Summary:
The Airport Commission consists of seven citizens, and is responsible for reviewing and reporting to the Council on the development of the Airpark and on matters affecting the operation and efficiency of the airport, using the Airport Master Plan as a guide. There is currently one seat available due to a resignation. It is important to fill vacancies on Boards and Commissions quickly so as to allow the Commission to continue meeting on a regular basis.

There are five applications on file and they are as follows:
  • John Albert (new applicant)
  • Jesse Breckenridge (new applicant)
  • Carol Curtis (current commissioner)
  • Gail Jackson (current commissioner)
  • Thomas Waddell (new applicant)
In an effort to reduce exposure to personal information the applicant roster and applications will be submitted to the City Council separately.

COUNCIL APPOINTMENT ASSIGNMENT: Councilmember Salas, Councilmember Aslan, Councilmember Shimoni, and Councilmember McCarthy
Financial Impact:
These are voluntary positions and there is no budgetary impact to the City of Flagstaff.
Policy Impact:
Connection to PBB Priorities/Objectives, Carbon Neutrality Plan & Regional Plan:
  • Foster community pride & civic engagement by increasing opportunities for public involvement, in line with best practices & legal requirements
  • Enhance community involvement, education & regional partnerships to strengthen the level of public trust
Has There Been Previous Council Decision on This:
Options and Alternatives:
1) Appoint four Commissioners: by appointing a member at this time, the Airport Commission will be at full membership, allowing the group to meet and provide recommendations to the City Council. 

2) Table the action to allow for further discussion or expand the list of candidates.
Community Benefits and Considerations:
The City's boards, commissions, and committees were created to foster public participation and input and to encourage Flagstaff citizens to take an active role in city government.
Community Involvement:
INFORM: Board members and City staff have informed the community of these vacancies  though word of mouth in addition to the vacancies being posted on the City's website.
Airport Commission Authority


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