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  • March 11, 2019 6:25 PM | admin (Administrator)

    Nominations are requested for the following categories:

    Management Member of the Year and Airport Project of the Year

    The purpose of the awards program is to acknowledge accomplishments that contribute to the betterment of the airports and the airport system, and that assist the Association toward fulfilling its mission. WAMA expects that the program, by making public these beneficial accomplishments and those responsible, will lead to continued improvement of our airports and the system of airports. The awards are made annually and will be presented to the recipients at WAMA's 2019 Annual Conference in Walla Walla on June 3-5, 2019.

    The WAMA Awards Nomination procedure is located below:

    WAMA Management Member of the Year

    • Eligibility: Any management member exhibiting exemplary achievement in airport management.
    • Criteria:
      • A specific accomplishment or cultivation of an environment that supports excellent airport management.
      • A single individual, with team recognition, if appropriate.
    Airport Project of the Year
    • Eligibility: Any WAMA member or team responsible for completion of a notable airport project.
    • Criteria/Examples: A completed, implemented project that includes any or all of the following elements:
      • Significant construction of airport facilities.
      • Master plan or system plan.
      • Completed real estate acquisition for a defined purpose.

     To nominate for a WAMA award, please provide the following information and submit your nomination by email to: board2@wama.us by Monday, April 8, 2019.

    •    Proposed award category.
    • Nominee Name(s) and affiliation – airport/agency/firm; identify team members if appropriate.
    • Accomplishment – the project, plan or other good works that provide the basis for the nomination.
    • Recommendation: Provide a narrative description of the who, what, and why – the justification for your nomination.

    If you have questions, please contact Committee Chair Jennifer Skoglund at board2@wama.us.

  • March 11, 2019 3:44 PM | admin (Administrator)


    Bruce Brown is part of a consulting team that is assessing the economic impacts of aviation in Washington state for the Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division. The study is designed to quantify aviation’s economic impact in the state and understand the unique and diverse ways airports support communities throughout Washington.

    They need to have most of the surveys completed by the end of March 2019, so please set aside  a minute to fill out the survey within the next week or so. 

    Bruce Brown thanks you in advance for your assistance with this important study. Please do not hesitate to contact him  bbrown@prrbiz.com if you have any questions or concerns. You may also contact Rob Hodgman, WSDOT Aviation Division Project Manager, at (360) 596-8910 hodgmar@wsdot.wa.gov.   For survey details click here.






  • March 07, 2019 12:20 PM | admin (Administrator)
    Visit the Legislative Committee page here to download the document or read the report here

    The good news is many of our bills are gaining momentum but changes may happen daily. As soon as I receive an updated list I'll forward accordingly.

    Robert Peterson, CM
    Legislative Committee Chair

  • January 30, 2019 10:30 AM | admin (Administrator)

    The 2019 legislative session in Olympia is well underway with numerous bills being drafted and placed into various committees for both the House and the Senate’s consideration.  On Monday, Washington State Aviation Alliance distributed the attached letter seeking support for three important aviation bills that will dramatically improve our aviation industry (attached and highlighted in the chart below).  Provided WAMA is an active member of the Washington State Aviation Alliance and our Board of Directors voted to support these bills, we are asking members to reach out to their respective representatives and show their support.  Click on the links below to discover the following documents that will assist you in this process:

        Washington State Aviation Alliance letter requesting support
        Summary of House Bills: 1455, 1456, and 1457
        2019 Washington Legislative Districts and Public Use Airports
        Convenient steps with how to contact your respective representative

    Bill Number
     HB1455  AN ACT Relating to aviation workforce development
     HB1456  AN ACT Relating to a community aviation revitalization loan program
     HB1457  AN ACT Relating to Aircraft Fuel Tax Distribution

    Your support is vital in order to get these three valuable bills passed in this year’s legislature.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Legislative Committee Chair Robert Peterson – Board3@wama.us or 509-833-0898.      

     WSAA Letter 1.28.19.pdf

    Aviation Bills One Pager.pdf 


    Representative Contact Instructions.pdf 




    Robert Peterson, CM
    Airport Director
    Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field
    2406 W. Washington Avenue, Suite B
    Yakima, WA 98903

    (509) 575-6149 (Office)
    (509) 575-6185 (Fax)
    (509) 833-0898 (Cell)



  • January 01, 2019 9:14 AM | admin (Administrator)

    The latest newsletter is available here.

  • January 01, 2019 6:01 AM | admin (Administrator)

    Warren Hendrickson has compiled an informal list of Washington State/PNW Airport Restaurant List (updated 2019) which now includes additional pages for nearby Oregon airports (both east and west of the Cascades) and nearby Idaho airports. This list is not complete and we ask that if you have suggestions or recommendations for restaurants at or serving your airport, please feel free to provide Warren with your additional information.  You may send your suggestions/ recommendations to Warren Hendrickson, at: wbhendrickson@comcast.net .  He will continue to update the list. The list is primarily intended for use by pilots as they fly around the area. Perhaps providing everyone with an additional reason to visit your airport!

  • November 20, 2018 12:43 PM | admin (Administrator)

    On the first of January we will initiate the 2019 dues renewal process.  You will each receive an emailed notice indicating the amount of your dues.  Payment can be made online (preferred) or by check.  Specific instructions are in the notice.  In order for us to get ready, it will be very helpful if you advise us of any membership changes you may be aware of.  If we can find out about changes before we start he process, it will go much more smoothly.  If you know of departed members or potential  new members, please let us know.  You can send an email to membership@wama.us .

    --David Field

  • November 01, 2018 11:00 PM | admin (Administrator)

    The Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division initiated an update to the Washington Aviation Economic Impact Study (AEIS) starting in October.

    This study, last updated in 2012, provides critical information on the value of our state's aviation system.  It will calculate and document the economic contributions airports make to local communities, regions, and the state.  Analyses will identify off-airport businesses and industries who use and depend on the airports.  It is widely used throughout the state to communicate aviation's benefits for citizens of Washington state.

    Each public-use airport in the state will receive the results to share with their stakeholders about the airport's value and contributions to the community.

    The consultant team consists of Kimley-Horn, Economic Development Research (EDR) Group, WSP USA, and PRR.  All have reached out to airports to request information to facilitate the economic impact analyses.

    The work involved to complete the study finalizes in February 2020.  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funded this study with a grant, with some supporting funds from WSDOT.


  • September 16, 2018 3:55 PM | admin (Administrator)

    The Washington State Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration, is conducting a Disparity Study regarding FAA grants awarded to Washington State Airports.  This study is conducted to ensure that disadvantaged businesses have equal access to contracting opportunities and that the current program remains legally defensible and administratively successful.  This study is independent of the WSDOT study that was released early 2017, and the Washington State study that is currently being conducted.

    The dates are:

    Seattle - November 26-27

    Bellingham - November 28-29

    For more information and to register, click on this link:

    WSDOT-FAA BOI Invitation (2).pdf

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