As an applicant for membership in the Santa Ynez Valley Airport Authority, I acknowledge
the following as set forth in the Bylaws of the AUTHORITY and the Management Agreement and Lease between the AUTHORITY and the COUNTY.
The Santa Ynez Valley Airport Authority, Inc. (SYVAA) was established in 1993 by a group of citizens willing to take over the operations of the Airport. The Board of Directors of the AUTHORITY signed the Management Agreement and Lease (“LEASE’) with the COUNTY, accepting the responsibility to operate and further develop the Airport, effective June 1, 1993.
The AUTHORITY is a non-profit public benefit corporation charged with operating the Santa Ynez Airport for the benefit of the Airport users and residents of Santa Barbara County and the Santa Ynez Valley and is not organized for the private gain of any person. Membership is limited to bona fide residents and electors (defined by the SYVAA Board as a person 18 years of age or older) of the Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District who have demonstrated an interest in aviation and community affairs.
The LEASE stipulates forty percent (40%) of the membership shall be users and the number of non-user members shall as nearly as feasible be sixty percent (60%).
The AUTHORITY encourages all eligible individuals who use the airport or who are interested in maintaining the airport to become a member of the AUTHORITY. There are no financial obligations to membership.
For further information, please feel free to contact any of the present members of the Board.
Chairman, Membership Committee
Please read the above and complete Online Membership Application below.
You may also download and complete the Membership Application and mail it to:
Santa Ynez Valley Airport Authority, Inc.
P O Box 1572
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 688-8390, Fax (805) 688-6105