Washington Airport Management Association 

Legislative Committee

Legislative Committee Purpose

Studies, evaluates, and summarizes proposed and existing legislation that may or does have an impact on the State’s airports.  Provides regular updates, including recommended actions, to the Board and membership.  At the request of the President, may draft legislative provisions that support the interests of the Association.  The Chairman or other designee of the President may be requested to represent the Association before a legislative body, when it is deemed necessary to contribute to legislative deliberations.  Matters of interest include legislation related to taxes (property, fuel, excise, etc.) land use, environment and other State aviation and regulatory actions.

Legislative Committee Activities

For the latest Legislative Committee tasks and updates, see the Action Items Worksheet here.

Legislative Committee Contacts

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Ben Hoppe, P.E.
JUB Engineering


Chris Paolini, C.M.
Airport Manager
Southwest Washington Regional

Technical Advisor:

Rob Hodgman
Senior Planner


Ryan Sheehan,
Spokane International Airport & Felts Field

Dan Gase
Port of Port Angeles

Anthony Bean,
Pullman-Moscow Airport

Ralph Wessels
Century West Engineering

Susie Tracy, WAMA Lobbyist

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