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The upcoming term is held for two years.  

The board elected (as required by the amended by-laws) its Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer by majority vote of the members during the regular board meeting.

New Chairman Don Keirn, pictured left, has been serving as a Board Member on the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority since August 4, 2011 and has been serving on the Hailey City Council since January 1, 2001 of which he is currently President of. Don has also been recently appointed to the Fly Sun Valley Alliance executive board. His wealth of knowledge will serve the FMAA well. Welcome.

“FMA faces some substantial financial and physical challenges over the next several years. As Chairman it is my intention that the Board and FMA Staff will meet these challenges, keeping FMA on a safe and financially strong footing,” states Don.

The Friedman Memorial Airport, while jointly owned by the City of Hailey and Blaine County is an Enterprise Fundfinanced facility. Friedman Memorial Airport receives no State, County, or City operating funds. Our sustains itself from Government (Primarily FAA) Grants and income generated from aircraft and related operations. 

The new officers are:

Chairman – Don Kerin

Vice Chairman – Jacob Greenberg

Secretary – Larry Schoen

Treasurer – Ron Fairfax

A special thank you to Ron Fairfax for his all time and dedication as the previous Board Chairman. And, thank you all for your dedicated service to the FMAA board.

* Enterprise Funds are used to account for operations that are financed and operated in a manner similar to private business enterprises, where the intent is that the costs of providing goods or services to the general public on a continuing basis be financed or recovered primarily through user charges.