Airport Commission

The Snohomish County Airport Commission serves as an advisory board to the county executive. It was approved by the county council in March 2017.

Commission’s role

The airport commission serves in an advisory role to the county executive on these matters at Paine Field Airport:

  • Reviews and recommends changes to the airport capital improvement program and facilities plan.
  • Reviews and recommends an annual airport budget.
  • Reviews and recommends strategies for airport noise reduction.
  • Reviews appeals of enforcement procedures restricting airport access or use.
  • Reviews and recommends updates to the Airport Master Plan.

The ordinance creating the commission (PDF) says the executive may forward any recommendations or plans proposed by the commission to the county council, including majority and minority reports.

The Commission adopted bylaws to operate under in June 2018.

Commission membership

The airport commission has 13 members: one from each of the county’s five council districts; three drawn from the airport tenant community; three from the business community; and two from the county at large. As of January 2019, airport commission members and the communities they were selected from included:

Crank currently serves as the commission’s Chair; Darrow is the Vice Chair and Nguyen is the Secretary.

Meeting schedule

The commission generally meets the fourth Thursdays in January, April, July and October.

Next meeting: January 26, 2023.

Meeting agenda (October 27, 2022 - revised) | Draft Minutes (July 2022 meeting)

Agenda and minutes from past Airport Commission meetings are located here.