The Board of Directors for the Rapid City Regional Airport has the power to establish, improve, care for, regulate and manage the Rapid City Regional Airport. The board has the power to lease Airport land and/or improvements, to allow the occupancy and/or development of Airport land or improvements, and to enforce the provisions of any lease, occupancy or development agreement. The Board is authorized to grant, by permit, agreement, or otherwise, the right to engage in aeronautical and non-aeronautical activities at the Airport, and power to approve, adopt, implement, supplement, amend, modify, and enforce such rules, regulations, standards, directives, agreements, and policies necessary and proper for carrying out its duties to manage opperations of the Airport.
To the extent required by state law, all regulations and charges for the use of the Airport shall be subject to approval by the Rapid City Common Council before becoming effective.
NUMBER OF MEMBERS
Five or more years of experience in any of the following professions are encouraged: law, banking, finance, investments, tourism, industry, commerce, engineering, accounting, planning, labor or regulation.
Members are recommended by the mayor, subject to Council confirmation, and serve without compensation. No member of the Board may have direct or indirect financial interest in any lease or concession agreement at the Airport. However, a licensed pilot who leases space from the Board for a non-commercial hangar shall be eligible to serve on the Board provided the member abstains from voting on any action pertaining to his or her lease. Members shall at all times follow all laws, ordinances, rules and policies related to conflicts of interest.
No member may serve more than two consecutive 5-year terms.
RESIDENCY/REGISTERED VOTER REQUIREMENT
Must be a resident of Rapid City or reside within the City’s 3-mile jurisdiction.
Meetings are held at 9:00 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Airport Board Room.
Dr. Helen Usera - Term Expires - May 2019
Michelle Thomson - Term Expires - May 2020
*Shawn Gab - Term Expires - May 2022
Darren Haar - Term Expires - May 2021
Rod Pettigrew - Term Expires - May 2023
*Indicates a second term.
Patrick Dame, Director
Rapid City Regional Airport
4550 Terminal Road
Rapid City, SD 57703