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  • November 13, 2017 9:38 AM | admin (Administrator)

    Congratulations to our newly elected 2018 WAMA officers and board of directors! WAMA thanks our officers and board members for their dedication and willingness to step forward.

    The following candidates are affirmed to serve a two-year term of office from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019:
    • Tim Mensonides
    • Sara Young
    • Rob Hodgman
    • Adam Phelps

    Incoming WAMA officers for 2018 are affirmed as follows:
    • Tim Mensonides, President
    • Rob Peterson, Vice President
    • Sara Young, Treasurer
    • Laura Holthus, Secretary

    Meet the 2018 WAMA Board:
    President - Tim Mensonides
    Vice President - Rob Peterson
    Secretary - Laura Holthus
    Treasurer - Sara Young
    Board Directors:
    Position 1 - John Haakenson
    Position 2 - Jennifer Skoglund
    Position 3 - Rob Hodgman
    Position 4 - Adam Phelps


    Marjy Leggett, WAMA Executive Director

  • June 30, 2017 4:14 PM | admin (Administrator)

    The latest newsletter is available here.

  • June 29, 2017 4:45 PM | admin (Administrator)

    In 2005 Congress passed a new law, known as the REAL ID Act. This law established new requirements for state issued identification to be used for certain purposes. Among those purposes is presenting identification in order to board a commercial flight. Currently, the requirement to present a REAL ID Act compliant identification card for the purpose of air travel is set to take effect January 22, 2018.

    Washington State’s REAL ID bill passed the Legislature this session and was signed into law by the Governor on May 16. The Federal REAL ID law requires state driver’s licenses to have security enhancements and to be issued to people who can prove they are legally in the United States. The law affects airports with commercial passenger service. It was passed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to strengthen rules for identification needed at airports and federal facilities. The law creates a two-tiered system for driver’s licenses in Washington State. As of July 2018, standard driver’s licenses will be marked as non-compliant and will require a secondary form of ID to board domestic commercial flights. Driver’s may also elect to pay for an enhanced driver’s license that meets Federal requirements. Click here for information regarding how to obtain a WSDOT Enhanced Driver's License (EDL) or an Enhanced ID Card (EID).

    Sara Young
    WAMA Legislative Committee

  • May 16, 2017 10:46 AM | admin (Administrator)

    The WAMA BOD and Conference Committee extends a big THANK YOU! to the conference attendees, sponsors and presenters.  We have posted PDF versions of the conference presentations for your review (available here for members only). We have also posted a list of conference sponsors with logos and links to their websites. We encourage you to use this information as a reference to learn more about them.

    Congratulations go to the following recipients of the 2017 WAMA Awards:

    2017 Airport Project of the Year
    Recipient: Port of Pasco and the Tri-Cities Airport, Newly Expanded and Modernized Terminal Building

    2017 Management Member of the Year
    Recipient: Robert Peterson

    2017 Special Achievement Award (President’s Award)
    Recipient: WSDOT Aviation

    Also, WAMA's Scholarship Committee awarded the 2017 Thomas Eller Memorial Airport Management Scholarship to Gleb Shenov in the amount of $1000. Gleb is from Spokane Valley and attends Embry-Riddle in Arizona. His degree is in Aviation Business Administration. Congratulations, Gleb!

  • May 15, 2017 9:28 PM | admin (Administrator)

    Travelling Trophy Winner – Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport
    • Tony Bean, Airport Manager
    • Kevin Mulcaster, Mead & Hunt
    • Vince Barthels, J-U-B Engineers
    • Shammi Ratti, Orion Engineers

    • Longest Drive – Men’s – Bob Larsen, Port of Benton
    • Longest Drive – Women’s
    – Adrian Winder, Foster epper
    • Closest to the Pin
    – Jennifer Skoglund, Walla Walla Airport and Scott Keller, Port of Benton

    Team Most Needing Improvement – Spokane International Airport
    • Ryan Sheehan
    • Ben Sommer
    • Mark Napier

  • April 03, 2017 4:11 PM | admin (Administrator)

    WAMA's brochure has been updated and is available here.

  • January 14, 2017 10:01 AM | admin (Administrator)

    Warren Hendrickson has compiled an informal list of Washington State Airport Restaurants List (updated 1/14/2017). This list is not complete and we ask that if you have suggestions or recommendations for restaurants at or serving your airport, please feel free to provide Warren with your additional information.  You may send your suggestions/ recommendations to Warren Hendrickson, at: wbhendrickson@comcast.net .  He will continue to update the list. The list is primarily intended for use by pilots as they fly around the state. Perhaps providing everyone with an additional reason to visit your airport!

  • May 06, 2016 2:24 PM | Sandy Engstrom (Administrator)

    As part of our WASP working groups we were asked to provide updates to airports on UAS developments.  Here is one that may be helpful to the WAMA and WACAA membership; please feel free to disseminate.




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    Washington State Department of Transportation
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