Meeting Minutes for:
Strategic Planning Committee Meeting
Yuma International Airport, Conference Room
Monday, February 28, 2022 at 08:31 PM

    Call to Order:
    The Yuma County Airport Authority, Inc. (YCAA) Strategic Planning Committee Meeting of the Board of Directors was called to order at 8:31AM on February 28, 2022, in the Yuma International Airport Conference Room, 2191 E. 32nd Street, Suite 218, Yuma, Arizona 85365. The Presiding officer was Russ Jones, Chairman.

    Russ Jones, Chairman & YCAA 2nd Vice President
    Dean Hager, 1st Vice President
    Stanley Gourley, Treasurer
    Jenny Torres, Director
    Albert Gardner, Director


    Gladys Brown, Airport Director
    Jason Frost, Chief Technology Officer
    Chris Medina, Director of Facilities and Maintenance
    Chris Hacker, Mead & Hunt
    Kara Lehmann, Gordley Group

    There were no Public Comments.


    1) Discussion and possible recommendation on the YCAA Yuma International Airport Master Plan.

    Mr. Chris Hacker, of Mead & Hunt presented the proposed Airport Master Plan to the Committee for their consideration and evaluation. Mr. Hacker began by explaining how the Airport is required by the FAA to establish and maintain an Airport Master Plan (AMP) that carefully considers the inventory of infrastructures that exists at the airport, the nature of operational activity and the investments necessary to meet the projected activity over the next twenty years. He further explained how the project began in August of 2019 and has included the participation of the community, our aviation partners at MCAS, our regulatory agencies such as the FAA and ADOT, as well as a variety of interested parties such as our tenants and customers.

    During Mr. Hackers presentation, each element of the Airport Master Plan was described in some detail and included a robust discussion by those in attendance in all areas of the plan’s future development.

    Ms. Torres asked if the Airport ever considered vacating the current property due to MCAS Yuma, how feasible would that be. Ms. Brown explained that the YCAA wants to do what it can to protect this side of the airfield, however if the YCAA ever wanted to relocate it would be possible. This would require the YCAA to have runways, taxiways, facilities and an Air Traffic Control Tower as well as the required support services such as aircraft firefighting, rescue, and environmental protection. The existing tenants and service providers would also have to vacate and relocate. This would be a challenge. Committee Chairman Jones did concur with the information and did not see that being an option.

    After additional discussion that followed regarding the information and how the strategic planning committee and the YCAA uses this document, it was the consensus of the Committee to recommend that the YCAA Board of Directors accept and adopt the proposed Airport Master Plan as presented.

    There were no Public Comments.

    There being no further business before the Committee the meeting adjourned at 10:17AM.

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

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