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.


Summary History and Related Comments

as prepared by Gary Van Horn, President of the Independence Airpark Homeowners Association; Norm Rainey, President of the North Airpark Association; and John Horn, IAHA Board Member at Large on behalf of the 200 households located adjacent to Independence State Airport

Summary of Comments




200 OK


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