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The Friedman Memorial Airport Authority, today, announced the appointment of Chris M. Pomeroy as an At-Large member to the Idaho Aeronautics Advisory Board, effective on March 16, 2021.

The five-member board, appointed by the governor with confirmation from the Idaho Senate, consults and advises the Idaho Department of Transportation on matters concerning aeronautics.

Pomeroy will be the first airport management representative to serve on the board in more than 20 years.

“It is always uplifting to see Idahoans voluntarily come forward to serve fellow Idahoans,” said Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin in a letter addressed to Pomeroy.

Pomeroy is the current manager of Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey, Idaho, joining the team in July of 2016.

With more than 26 years of experience in airport planning, management, operations, and aviation consulting, Pomeroy brings with him a full-spectrum background in the industry. He has worked his entire aviation career in the Northwest Mountain region, serving aviation and community stakeholders in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Washington.

“The Division of Aeronautics and the current Advisory Board members are very excited to have Chris’ expertise as he will bring new insights into Idaho airport projects and the Idaho Airport Aid Program grant process,” Idaho Division of Aeronautics Director Jeff Marker. “These are critical functions as we strive to improve airports statewide. Those airports provide over $2.4B to Idaho’s economy and directly and indirectly lead to over 33,000 jobs.”

He also holds the position of 2nd Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (NWAAAE) and Vice-Chair of the U.S. Contract Tower Association Policy Board.