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 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.
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.
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.
Dick Fosbury is currently Chair of the Blaine County Board of Commissioners after being elected for a second term in 2020. Dick is best known for his ‘Fosbury Flop’ technique in the High Jump, which he used to win the Gold in Mexico City Olympic Games in 1968. Dick is in the US Olympic Hall of Fame, US National Hall of Fame, and the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame. Dick is past President of the World Olympians Association and the US Olympian and Paralympian Association
Dick graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology, and is a retired Civil Engineer and Land Surveyor and co-founder of Galena Engineering. Dick was the city engineer for the City of Ketchum for twenty-five years. He also serves on the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority, currently chairs the Southern Idaho Solid Waste District, and is on the Board of Directors for the Wood River YMCA.
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.
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.”
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.
The purpose of this Agreement is:
***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.
2021 FRIEDMAN MEMORIAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT
AMENDEMENTS TO THE 1994 JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT
Seven amendments have been made to the Joint Powers Agreement since 1994, not including the most recent restated and amended Joint Powers Agreement.
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.
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.
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.
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.