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Airport Authority Elects New Chair

MESA, Ariz. — Town of Gilbert Mayor John Lewis was elected as the chair of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority at the July 18 board meeting.

Gila River Indian Community Lt. Governor Joseph Manuel will serve as vice-chair, City of Mesa Mayor Scott Smith will serve as secretary, Town of Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney will serve as treasurer, and City of Phoenix Vice-Mayor Thelda Williams will serve as director.

The Airport Authority elects the chair and other officers from the five board members on an annual basis. The next board meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, September 26 at the Airport’s Administration Building, 5835 S. Sossaman Road, Mesa, Arizona. Meetings are open to the public.

About Gateway Airport
The Airport was established in 1994 and is owned and operated by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, which consists of the Gila River Indian Community, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, and Queen Creek. Gateway Airport offers nonstop passenger service via Allegiant with flights to over 25 cities nationwide. For more information, visit


Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Media Contact:
Brian Sexton
Phone: 480-988-7618