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About the commission

The Airport Advisory Commission makes recommendations to the City Council and staff concerning the long-term, facility and operational needs of the Albany Municipal Airport. They consider and make recommendations concerning the capital improvement projects applicable to the airport and the priorities which they believe will best serve airport needs.

Upcoming meetings

The Airport Advisory Commission usually meets on the third Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m..

October 19, 2023, 3:30pm
Santiam Room, City Hall

November 16, 2023, 3:30pm
Santiam Room, City Hall

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Staff liaison

Robb Romeo
Transportation Manager


Debbie Origer  5/24/2023Ward 1-a12/31/2023
Gar Burroughs  8/23/2017Ward 2-b12/31/2024 2nd
Chuck Kratch   C1/11/2012Ward 1-b12/31/2024 4th
Wes Jones  1/12/2022Ward 3-b12/31/2024 1st
Mel Huffman  1/30/2023Mayor12/31/2025 1st
Theophilus Warren  1/30/2023Ward 3-a12/31/2025 1st
Garry Barnes   VC10/13/2021Ward 2-a12/31/2025 1st

C = Chair; VC = Vice Chair

Membership information

Founding document(s): AMC 2.26

Number of members: 7

Term of office: 3 years.
(Appointments within six months of position start date are considered full term.)

Membership requirements: Membership may be extended to any qualified person with an interest in the Albany Municipal Airport with the exception of anyone found to have significant financial interest in the anticipated considerations of the Commission.

Principal place of residence within the jurisdictional limits of the City of Albany. (Res 6797)

Each council member shall have one counterpart from within their ward whenever possible with nominations ratified by the Council.

Meeting materials

August 17, 2023   
July 20, 2023
(Meeting canceled)
June 15, 2023  
May 18, 2023  
April 20, 2023  
March 16, 2023  
February 16, 2023  
*Minutes are posted when they are approved by the body at a subsequent meeting.

Serve on a Citizen Advisory Group

Vacancies are filled year-round with recruitment for most groups in November.


Member & Staff Manual

This manual is intended to function as both a guideline and a governing framework for the City’s standing and ad hoc advisory groups.

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