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Durango - La Plata County Airport Commission
Commission Overview
The purpose of this board is to advise the director of aviation on operations, budgets, and policy issues.

The Durango-La Plata County Airport is co-owned by the City of Durango and La-Plata County and is overseen by the Airport Board of Commissioners.

The Airport Commission welcomes participation in the commission meetings. Individuals wishing to address the commission during this period are asked to please notify the commission chairman or the director of aviation upon your arrival at the meeting. Comments by audience members are limited to five minutes per person and 10 minutes for a particular subject matter not listed in the posted agenda. No action will be taken on such matter.

At a Glance
Specifications Details
Established by Ordinance, Resolution R-2013-10
Number on Board Seven members; three appointed by the City Council, three appointed by county commissioners, one appointed jointly
Length of Term Three years
Council Liaison Councilor Dean Brookie
Regular Meeting Time Third Thursday of every month at 3:00 pm
Regular Meeting Location Airport Conference Room, upstairs

Current Members
Name Name
Richard Bechtolt, county appointment Gary Derck, joint appointment
Kenneth White, city appointment Roger Zalneraitis, city appointment
Patrick Cummins, county appointment Connor Henry, youth appointment
Julie Westendorff, La Plata County Commissioner Steve Parker, county appointment
Dean Brookie, City Councilor Susan Condon, city appointment
Tony Vicari, Director of Aviation Barbara Powers, Administrative Assistant

Note: It is the policy of the Durango - La Plata County Airport not to discriminate against the disabled in the provision of services. For special assistance, please call (970) 382-6051.