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Friedman Memorial Airport Authority

The airport is jointly owned by the City of Hailey and Blaine County and is operated by the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority (FMAA) Board, which is comprised of three representatives appointed by the city, three appointed by the county and a seventh member who is unanimously agreed upon by the six owner-appointed members of the Authority.

The pioneering Friedman family donated land for an airport in the 1930s and approximately 111 acres of airport property is controlled by the City of Hailey as part of the Friedman Trust property. An additional 100 acres, comprising the rest of the airport property, is jointly owned by the City of Hailey and Blaine County.

The Joint Powers Agreement of 2021 was made effective upon its execution between Blaine County, a political subdivision of the State of Idaho, and the City of Hailey, an Idaho municipal corporation located within the County. 

General Function of the Airport Authority

  • Selection and appointment of an Airport Manager and necessary employees.
  • Terms and conditions of leases, contracts and agreements, cooperative or otherwise, pertaining to the operation of the Airport.
  • Adoption of Rules and regulations related to operation and maintenance of the Airport in order to ensure a safe and effective operation of all airport facilities.
  • Preparation of development plans, financial plans and budget for the Airport.


The Friedman Memorial Airport Authority has certain duties, responsibilities and limitations which are delineated in the Amended and Restated Joint Powers Agreement, between Blaine County and the City of Hailey, dated February 26, 2011. In order to help perform these duties and responsibilities and observe these limitations, the Board has adopted the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority By-Laws.

Amended and Restated Friedman Memorial Airport Authority By-Laws
Original Friedman Memorial Airport Authority By-Laws

Membership & Qualifications

  • 7 Members
  • The Authority Board consists of three members appointed by the County Commissioners of Blaine County, three members appointed by the Hailey City Council and one independent member who is appointed by a unanimous vote of the other six Authority Board members.

Length of Term

The members of the Authority Board that are appointed by the City Council or the County Commissioners serve for a period of time that is determined by the City Council or County Commissioners. The Independent Member serves a two-year term commencing on January 1 of the year of appointment.

Meeting of Schedule

The Airport Authority meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm in the upstairs meeting room of the Old Blaine County Courthouse in Hailey, Idaho.

FMAA Board Members

Bio coming soon!

Martha Burke can be reached at:
Phone – 208-720-2682
Email –

I grew up here in Blaine County, graduated from Wood River High school and moved back with my family to the community in 2016. 

“I am thrilled for this opportunity to continue my public service here in Blaine County. This is a very special community and I look forward to working with everyone to meet our collective community values and goals.”

Muffy Davis can be reached at:
Phone – 208-788-5500
Email –

Secretary Angenie McCleary has been serving the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority since August 4, 2011, and is also in her second term as a Blaine County Commissioner.

Angenie has been a resident of the Wood River Valley since 1999. With her Masters in Social Work and background in health and human services with a strong emphasis on work with youth and youth issues, Angenie fully understands the challenges facing Blaine County families. Her community organizing experience in Blaine County led to Angenie’s desire to serve in public office.

Her social service experience allows her to provide expertise on issues relevant to our community. Angenie believes that a government’s primary role is to maintain and enhance our community’s health, safety, and quality of life. Angenie is particularly interested in public transportation, air service, affordable housing, integration of Blaine County’s growing Latino population, mental health and substance abuse services, and public safety.

Angenie McCleary can be reached at 208-788-5500, ext. 1173 or

Board Member Sam Linnet has been serving on the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority since 2020 and is also a Hailey City Councilmember. Sam moved to Hailey in 2016 to work as a law clerk for the Blaine County District Court. In 2017, he started a law practice focusing on land use, real estate, and business law. Sam earned a J.D. and M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Idaho. He lives in Hailey with his wife, Molli, and their son, Harvey. When he’s not practicing law or serving on boards, Sam spends as much time as he can in the mountains surrounding our beautiful valley.

Sam Linnet can be reached at 208-788-6688 or

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John Strauss can be reached at:
Phone – 208-788-6977
Email –

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Jacob Greenberg can be reached at:
Phone – 
Email –

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Lindsay can be reached at:
Phone – 208-788-5500
Email –

Joint Powers Agreement

The purpose of this Agreement is:

  1. To amend and restate pertinent provisions of the 1994 Agreement that created an Authority for the management and operation of certain airport activity in the County, including the Existing Airport.
  2. To eliminate safety deviations without expanding the impact of the Existing Airport on the adjacent community.
  3. To implement the Master Plan.
  4. To plan for, establish and operate the Replacement Airport.

    ***Please refer to the Joint Powers Agreement subcategory under Airport Governance for more information regarding earlier versions and all amendments of the Joint Powers Agreement.


Joint Powers Agreement of 2021

Joint Powers Agreement of 2011
ORIGINAL JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT OF 1994 The original Joint Powers Agreement between the County and City dated May 16, 1994.
Original Joint Powers Agreement of 1994

Seven amendments have been made to the Joint Powers Agreement since 1994, not including the most recent restated and amended Joint Powers Agreement.

Rules & Regulations

Regulation No. 94-1 is a regulation of the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority governing and regulating ground transportation and baggage transport services at Friedman Memorial Airport, Hailey, Idaho. It prohibits the commission of certain acts, provides penalties for the violation of this regulation. This regulation was amended on November 6,2018.

An Amendment to Friedman Memorial Airport Authority Regulation No. 94-1

Each year, during the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority budget process, which takes place from April through September, rates, fees, tolls or charges for the use or availability of the facilities of the Airport shall be established. In order to establish the appropriate amounts for said rates, fees, tolls and charges, the Authority shall first determine the amount of income necessary to make the Airport self-sustaining and shall then determine, as closely as possible, the specific causes of the operating costs. All revenues generated by the Airport and any local taxes on aviation fuel will be expended by the Authority for the capital or operating costs of the airport.

Friedman Memorial Airport Rates & Charges Schedule

Airport Statistics

The Friedman Memorial Airport Authority (FMAA) is responsible for the management and administration of the Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) which includes operation, maintenance, and capital improvement of aviation buildings and facilities.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) places the responsibility with the Airport operator to ensure that adequate aeronautical services and facilities are available on a fair and reasonable basis to all aviation users.

To encourage the safe and orderly development of the Airport and its operation, the FAA recommends that Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Activity be developed. Airport Minimum Standards are the criteria established by an airport owner as the minimum requirements that must be met by businesses in order to engage in providing commercial aeronautical activity at SUN. 

The prior “Amended Minimum Standards for the Conduct of Commercial Aeronautical Services”  for the Airport was last amended in 1997 and were no longer sufficient to address the evolving airport and regulatory environment. This project resulted in new Airport Minimum Standards for SUN.

View the Minimum Standards page

Airport Governance Updates

Friedman Memorial Airport hereby announces its proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal of 1.6% for FAA-funded contracts/agreements. The proposed goal pertains to federal fiscal years 2022 through 2024 (10/1/2021 – 9/30/2024). A teleconference was held on August 25, 2021 at 11:00 am for the purpose of consulting with stakeholders to obtain information relevant to the goal-setting process.