Board of Aviation

Board of Aviation

The Board of Avi­a­tion desires Mar­i­on Munic­i­pal Air­port to be the best and most well regard­ed region­al air­port in the State of Indiana.

Com­mon Responsibilities

  • Over­see all oper­a­tions of the Mar­i­on Munic­i­pal Airport
  • Devel­op and approve for sub­mit­tal to Com­mon Coun­cil an annu­al budget
  • Approve all expen­di­tures for the oper­a­tion of the Mar­i­on Munic­i­pal Airport
  • Adver­tise for the Man­age­ment of the Air­port and the oper­a­tion of the Fixed Based Operator
  • Eval­u­ate the air­port man­ag­er and Fixed Based Operator
  • Obtain quotes for and approve all major equip­ment and cap­i­tal improve­ment projects
  • Devel­op Mas­ter Plan for the air­port and update yearly
  • Devel­op annu­al­ly a 5‑year Cap­i­tal Improve­ment Plan and sub­mit to the FAA and Indi­ana Dept. of Aviation
  • Pre­pare and sub­mit all grants for fed­er­al assis­tance to the FAA and Indi­ana Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion in com­plet­ing the Mas­ter Plan for the air­port and Cap­i­tal Improve­ment Projects
  • Devel­op Min­i­mum Stan­dards for all Fixed Based Oper­a­tions on the Airport
  • Insure that the air­port is safe at all times and obstruc­tions are minimized
  • Pro­mote air­port ser­vices and facil­i­ties at a local, region­al, state, and nation­al level
  • Pro­mote air­port via the inter­net and social media
  • Insure that all FAA reg­u­la­tions and grant assur­ances are met
  • Insure that the Air­port presents a pos­i­tive image of the com­mu­ni­ty and is a pos­i­tive first impres­sion of the City


Jim McK­in­ney, President

Ron­nie Carmin, Vice President

Randy Chek­ouras, Treasurer

Dwight Ott, Secretary

Mark John­son, Member


The Board of Avi­a­tion meets the first Thurs­day of each month in the Board Room of the Mar­i­on Munic­i­pal Air­port at 1:30pm.


Eileen Lemas­ter


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