City hiring new airport manager |

City hiring new airport manager

Sarah Gonser

Since commercial air service at Lake Tahoe Airport is becoming a stable and growing business, City Manager Kerry Miller said the time has come to hire an airport manager.

“I feel that since Allegiant and Tahoe Air started business and built their numbers significantly over the summer, we have every indication that they are here to stay,” Miller said. “They’re working hard, expanding service and operating well – I’ve come to the conclusion that they’re in it for the long haul.”

Along with his duties as city manager, Miller has been acting airport director for three years since the previous airport director resigned – shortly after Reno Air discontinued service.

Janis Brand, airport management assistant, also has had to assume many of the responsibilities of airport director, in addition to her administrative duties.

“At least half of my time is spent on the direct contacts that would fall under the airport director’s position. It would be wonderful to have someone in that position so I could go back to my administrative work and get some projects going,” Brand said. “There is a definite demand to get an airport director, but we’ve had to be fiscally responsible and see that the revenues are, and will continue, to be there.”

Miller said the airport manager must have prior airport management experience, a good sense of how to assist commercial and general aviation operators in becoming successful and the ability to help create a favorable marketing climate. He said the salary for the job would range between $55,000 and $65,000.

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