Port of Skagit Receives Statewide Airport Award
Skagit Regional Airport, which is owned and operated by the Port of Skagit, was recognized as the Washington Airport Management Association (WAMA) 2021 Management Member of the Year. The award was presented during the WAMA annual conference, which brings together airport management teams and aviation professionals from across Washington state. Awards are presented to recognize members for excellence in overall airport management and for specific airport projects. Skagit Regional Airport was honored for outstanding airport management.
In the nomination, submitted by Precision Approach Engineering, the Port’s management team of Sara Young, Heather Rogerson and others were applauded for their response and resilience to the changing landscape of the airport, and the Port’s mindset of looking into the future to identify important projects and selecting capable leaders to accomplish their goals.
“The combined strength of these individuals provides the Port of Skagit with the talent to grow, operate and maintain infrastructure dating back to the 1930’s,” the nomination form states. “While keeping up with the daily requirements of running the airport, the team is also focused on completing capital improvement projects that support the Port’s mission of providing good jobs for the Skagit Valley community.”
Skagit Regional Airport has recently expanded the apron surface to accommodate large general aviation aircraft and their increased use of the airport. Several hangar developments are underway, with some nearing completion, to provide additional infrastructure for business and general aviation to grow and bring more economic development opportunities to the community and region.
The Washington Airport Management Association is a 501c3 non-profit organization that works to strengthen airports and airport management in Washington State by connecting aviation professionals throughout the industry. The group holds conferences, tours, trainings and offers scholarships to support their mission.