Independence Airpark Meeting with the FAA
March 2, 2010
Independence Oregon FAA Meeting - Final Report - March 2, 2010
Norm Rainey, John Horn and myself were invited to a meeting hosted by Independence Mayor John McArdle and organized by the Oregon Department of Aviation (ODA) at the request of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Staff. Attending were Congressional Staff for Senators Merkley and Wyden and Representative Schrader. State Senator Betsy Johnson and State Representative Vicki Berger were personally present. ODA representatives included the new Acting Director Doug Hedlund and Mitch Swecker, the State Airports Manager and Mark Gardiner, Chairman of the Oregon Aviation Board. FAA representatives included Randall Fiertz, Compliance Director and two other staff from Washington DC, along with two staff from the Seattle FAA District Office. City Manager Greg Ellis was also in attendance.