Meeting Minutes for:
December Board Meeting
Yuma International Airport, Conference Room
Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 04:00 PM

    Call to Order:
    The Yuma County Airport Authority, Inc. (YCAA) Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors was called to order at 4:00PM on December 12, 2023, in the Yuma International Airport Conference Room, 2191 E. 32nd Street, Suite 218, Yuma, Arizona 85365. The Presiding officer was Bill Craft, President.

    Bill Craft, President
    Dean Hager, 1st Vice President
    Stanley Gourley, Treasurer
    Eric Saltzer, Secretary
    Albert Gardner, Director
    Juan Guzman, Director (Joined the meeting at 4:02PM)
    Ken Scott, Director
    Jenny Torres, Director

    Russell Jones, 2nd Vice President
    William Fox, Director
    Reetika Dhawan, Director

    Gladys Brown, Airport Director
    Gerald Hinkle, Jr., Chief Financial Officer
    Andrea Lopez, Executive Assistant
    Greg McShane, MCAS Operations Officer
    Ryan Hart, Million Air Yuma

    There were no Public Comments.

    1) Recognition of Achievement: The Yuma County Airport Authority honored Director Eric Saltzer who has served with distinction. Mr. Saltzer has served the Airport Authority as a Director for nine years. He has displayed a dedication to developing the economic engine that is Yuma International Airport and has enhanced the life of every member of our community, worthy of our praise and thanks. Being a Director of the Airport Authority is a volunteer job and requires countless hours of business and regulatory research, an ability to navigate through innumerable bureaucratic and financial minefields, and a personal investment of time, emotion and caring about the well-being of the Citizens of Yuma County and the surrounding region. The Airport Authority is deeply grateful for his contributions and wishes him all the best as he moves forward to future successes.

    Mr. Craft, the YCAA President, called for a motion to approve the minutes of the November 14, 2023, Regular Board Meeting. Mr. Scott so moved. Ms. Torres seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

    Votes in Favor:
    Mr. Craft
    Mr. Hager
    Mr. Gourley
    Mr. Saltzer
    Mr. Gardner
    Mr. Guzman
    Mr. Scott
    Ms. Torres

    Votes Opposed: None


    1) Monthly report by Chief Financial Officer on current financial status.

    Mr. Hinkle will briefed the Board on our current financial status.

    Greg McShane, MCAS Operations Officer, MCAS Yuma stated he did not have any updates at this time.

    2) Presentation and update regarding current construction projects, associated contracts, grant status, general aviation, marketing efforts, terminal improvements, aviation conferences, meetings, and items of interest with the city and county or other federal or state agencies. This will include, but is not limited to, additional information, FAA and ADOT grant updates, an overview of projects underway, airport operations, Rolle Airfield, airline recruitment and retention efforts, general aviation, future events, and other Airport business.

    Ms. Brown, the Airport Director, provided a presentation on the status of airfield operations to include the runways and taxiways, VirTower Reports for Rolle and NYL, Rent Car update, Brewers restaurant update, Parking Lot update, Parking Lot Analysis, Sewer Lift Station update, Updated Fire Alarm System update, Installation of New Speed Control Device update, Title VI Compliance update, Taxiway F-1 Rehabilitation update, Terminal New Flooring System Update, Million Air Parking Lot Recommendation update, American Airlines updates along with the load capacities and schedule, Customer Complaint update, YPG Intergovernmental Service Agreement update, marketing and community outreach over the past month to include social media.

    There were no Public Comments.

    There being no further business before the Board the meeting adjourned at 4:30PM.

    // Approved //
    Eric Saltzer
    Secretary, Yuma County Airport Authority; Public Relations Committee Chairman

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