Meeting Minutes for:
December Board Meeting
Yuma International Airport, Conference Room
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 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 14, 2021, 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
Eric Saltzer, Treasurer
Russell Jones, Secretary (joined the meeting telephonically at 4:01PM)
Dr. Brian Cullen, DMD, Director
William Fox, Director (joined the meeting at 4:17PM)
Albert Gardner, Director

Reetika Dhawan, Director
Juan Guzman, Director
Jenny Torres, Director

Gladys Brown, Airport Director
Gerald Hinkle, Jr., Chief Financial Officer
Mark Workman, Director of Operations
Andrea Lopez, Executive Assistant
Lt Colonel Mike Hayes, USMC, Military Liaison
Greg McShane, MCAS Operations Officer
Ryan Hart, Million Air Yuma (joined the meeting at 4:04PM)
Silvia Gunderman, 1st Bank Yuma
Ken Scott, ASN Volunteer
Stanley Gourley

There were no Public Comments.

1) Recognition of Achievement: The Yuma County Airport Authority honored Director Brian Cullen who has served with distinction. Dr. Cullen 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.

2) The Board honored Mr. Mark Workman on his 10 years of service to the Airport and his many contributions to making the airport great.

Mr. Craft, the YCAA President, called for a motion to approve the minutes of the November 9, 2021, Regular Board Meeting. Mr. Hager so moved. Dr. Cullen seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Votes in Favor:
Mr. Craft
Mr. Hager
Mr. Saltzer
Mr. Jones
Mr. Gardner
Dr. Cullen

Votes Opposed: None

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

Mr. Hinkle, Chief Financial Officer briefed the Board on our current financial status. He also explained the entire balance due on Long Term Note #2004 was Paid Off on November 10, 2021, in the amount of $1,699,755.74.

Lt Colonel Mike Hayes, USMC, Military Liaison introduced himself to the Board.

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.

Mr. Workman, Operations Director, provided a presentation on the status of airfield operations to include the runways and taxiways.

Ms. Brown, Airport Director, provided a presentation on American Airlines updates along with the load capacities and schedule, TSA update which included the screening throughput numbers, Airport parking lot, Rent Car update, Brewers restaurant update, facility improvements & Interests, marketing and community outreach over the past month to include social media.

Director Gardner did ask about the additional pavement to allow more planes to be parked on the west side of the hero hangars. Ms. Brown explained she has briefed President Craft and will provide cost estimates to improve that area.

There were no Public Comments.

There being no further business before the Board the meeting adjourned at 4:54PM.

// Approved //
Russell Jones
2nd Vice President Yuma County Airport Authority; Strategic Planning Committee Chairman

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