September 1, 2015
Summer is coming to an end. I know many of you are in areas of the state where the worst wild fires in our state’s history have continued to spread. Our thoughts and prayers are with the firefighters who are tirelessly working to fight the fires and to those who live and work in the areas so affected by the fires. Hopefully, fall will bring some relief.
Resignation of Executive Director
Warren Hendrickson, WAMA’s Executive Director, has accepted a position as AOPA NW Regional Manager. He will depart his position with WAMA effective September 13, 2015. Warren plans to attend his final WAMA board meeting on September 18.
Warren has been an extraordinary executive director for WAMA. As executive director, he has expertly facilitated WAMA’s last two conference sessions during his tenure and he was instrumental in researching and creating WAMA’s Operations Manual and the development of an Action Item tracking program. In addition, Warren pulled together a list of Washington Airport Restaurants that has been disseminated to many airport related websites around the state. Warren's outreach to our membership - individuals and airports - as well as aviation related organizations was tremendously appreciated.
On behalf of the WAMA Board, I want to thank Warren for his service to WAMA. We know that this is a wonderful opportunity for him and he will serve AOPA well.
The WAMA BOD is initiating a search for a new executive director and inquiries may be addressed to the Human Resources Committee Chair, Dave Field at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual WAMA BOD Elections
WAMA’s annual elections are scheduled for October 1, 2015. A slate of candidates is being prepared and we invite and encourage the membership to volunteer to run for one of the vacating board positions. If you are interested, you must give notice no later than September 15, 2015. Make sure to check your inbox for Dave’s next WAMA newsletter which will contain more information regarding the application process.
Another WAMA Intern Success Story
I have yet another heartwarming story to share with the membership about a grateful WAMA intern recipient. This time we hear from WAMA’s 2013 Airport Management Scholarship recipient, Harmanjit Kaur. Many of you met Harman at the 2015 Spokane conference as she was charged with assisting Executive Director, Warren Hendrickson. Enjoy!