City of Columbia Missouri

Airport Advisory Board - Dissovled 09-19-2016

Meeting Body Details


Continuously studies airport and aviation needs in the area and makes recommendations to the Council for the development and use of the airport. The City Council makes seven appointments to this board. All must have an interest and familiarity with the subject of aviation and must be registered voters of the City of Columbia. The length of terms is four years, with openings occurring in May.

Members & Terms:

  • Gregory Cecil - Term Ending May 16, 2019
  • John Riddick - Term Ending May 16, 2019
  • Bill Escott - Term Ending  May 16, 2020
  • Brian Whorley - Term Ending May 16, 2020
  • Steven Faber - Term Ending May 16, 2017
  • David Thomas - Term Ending May 16, 2017
  • Robert Hunter - Term Ending May 16, 2018
  • Britt Smith (Jefferson City Appointee)
  • Randy Eckley (Ashland Appointee)
  • Timothy Holekamp (Boone County Appointee)
  • Gene Allen (Fulton Appointee)
  • Matthew Jenne (Regional Economic Development Incorporated Appointee - Nonvoting)
  • Dave Nichols (Public Works Director/Designee - Nonvoting)

Establishing Legislation:

Sec. 3-21. Creation; membership.           
(a)        There shall be an airport advisory board. Seven (7) members shall be appointed by the council to serve without compensation for a term of four (4) years. These members shall be persons deemed by the council to be specially interested in and familiar with the subject of aviation and shall be registered voters of the city. The governing bodies of Boone County, Jefferson City, Fulton and Ashland shall each appoint one member. The board of directors of Regional Economic Development Incorporated (REDI) shall appoint one nonvoting member. The convention and visitors advisory board shall appoint one (1) of its members to serve as a nonvoting member of the airport advisory board, except that no such member shall be appointed to serve while a council-appointed member of the airport advisory board also serves on the convention and visitors advisory board. The director or the director's designee shall be a nonvoting member.           
(b)        Vacancies in council appointed positions shall be filled by the council for the unexpired terms only.
(Ord. No. 10665, § 1(3.090), 8-5-85; Ord. No. 12514, § 1, 2-19-90; Ord. No. 16296, § 1, 12-20-99; Ord. No. 20440, § 1, 10-5-09; Ord. No. 21598, § 1, 2-4-13)

Sec. 3-22. Powers and duties.
The board shall make a continuous study of airport needs and of aviation in the area, and shall make recommendations to the council for the development and use of the airport. During June of each year, the board shall select a secretary, who shall keep a record of its activities and action, a chair, who shall be the presiding officer of the board, and a vice chair who shall preside in the absence of the chair. The chair and vice chair must be members appointed by the council.
(Ord. No. 10665, § 1(3.100), 8-5-85; Ord. No. 16296, § 1, 12-20-99)

Sec. 3-23. Meetings; attendance; quorum.
The board shall hold regular meetings at such times as it shall fix, and other meetings at the call of the chair. The city manager shall receive notice of all meetings of the board. The chair of the board is authorized to excuse any member from attendance at a board meeting; provided, that the member requested to be excused before the meeting. Any member who is absent from two (2) of the regularly scheduled board meetings in the previous twelve (12) months without being excused shall automatically forfeit the office. Any member who is absent, with excuse, from three (3) of the regularly scheduled meetings in the previous twelve (12) months shall automatically forfeit the office unless the board, meeting on or after the third excused absence, temporarily suspends this provision because the absence(s) was beyond the member's reasonable control.  Each subsequent excused absence, four (4) or more in the previous twelve (12) months, will likewise be reviewed by the board, which may at its discretion, declare the office forfeited. It shall be the duty of the chair to promptly notify the council or other appointing authority of the vacancy. A quorum for the transaction of business at such meetings shall be at least fifty (50) percent of the duly appointed voting members of the board. For representatives of Boone County, Jefferson City, Fulton and Ashland, who have two (2) unexcused absences or three (3) excused absences in the previous twelve (12) months, the board may notify the appointing authority and request a replacement. 
(Ord. No. 10665, § 1(3.110), 8-5-85; Ord. No. 17658, § 1, 4-21-03; Ord. No. 22015, § 1, 4-7-14; Ord. No. 22408, § 1, 4-20-15)