Authority

Authority

Santa Ynez Valley Airport is a Santa Barbara County owned; and operated by nine elected volunteers. These members are known as the Santa Ynez Valley Airport Authority which meets monthly to attend to airport operations. The Santa Ynez Valley Airport Authority (SYVAA) is a private, non-profit, public benefit corporation, which was founded for the sole purpose of leasing, managing and operating the Santa Ynez Airport for the benefit of Santa Barbara County, the community in which the airport is located, and the airport users.

Principal Office: Located at 900 Airport Road, Santa Ynez, CA. 93460
Membership: Members are designated as "USERS & NON-USERS."
USER is defined as any person who is a tenant, occupant of land or of a building on the Santa Ynez Airport. Owns, leases, or flies often or regularly or has a hangar at the Airport.
NONUSER is any person who does not otherwise qualify as a USER.
MEMBERS: This corporation has one class of members, designated general members. Any person dedicated to the purposes of this corporation and who is a bonafide resident within the boundaries of the Santa Ynez Union High School shall be eligible for membership on approval of the membership application board.
MEETINGS: Board meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building at the airport.
OFFICERS: The current officers at this time are:

Directors:

Vice President:

Treasurer:

Secretary:

Shawn Knight

Stanley Peternel

David Romero

Sherry Thore

Directors:

William Vrastil

Neil Zuehike

Neil Zimmerman

Felix Fisher

ORIGINAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY BOARD DIRECTORS
and ORIGINAL FOUNDERS YEAR 1992

JIM CABARON LARSONJIM KUNKLE JRAGGIE MARGOLIS
DAN DAILEYHOWARD RHODESART WALKERMARELLEN MARTONY
GERRY FOXWELLRICHARD MILLRJOHN PEYTONHALE FLETCHER
DAVE LIEBERMANALLAN JONESJIM WAFERDAVE SMITH
ED ANDRISEKLEROY NEWSOMTIM JOSEPHGARY GORDON
DEAN VIRDENBOB WATSONDEAN ANDERSBOB WYCKOFF
SYLVAN KAPNERHOWARD MELINALEX FRANCISRICHARD NOLAN
JACK OLSONT. HAYER  

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE,
THE FOLLOWING ARE BOARD DIRECTORS THAT SERVED SINCE 1993

JIM AXTELLDOUG BAILEYGARY BAKERWAYNE BARBARICK
JUAN BELTRANENASHAM BHATIAGARTH CARRIERWILLIAM CHAMBERLIN
STEVE CHIAPELLARON CLINERICHARD CONDITALAN COURTNEY
CHARLES GREENWALD JREMMIT HAMMJEFFREY HECKERSHAWN KNIGHT
ROBERT LIETEERIC LIBBEYRICHARD MCCURDYMIMI MICHAEL
SCOTT MILLARDBONNIE OTTOMANSTAN PETERNELTOM PETERSON
CRAIG RICEDAVID ROMERADAVID SMITHSHY SMITH
DON THOMPSONWILLIAM VRASTILAL WESTFELIX FISHER
SHERRY THOREDENNY BOLLAYNEIL ZUEHIKENEIL ZIMMERMAN