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NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2016


Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Elects Mesa Mayor Giles New Board Chair

MESA, Ariz. — City of Mesa Mayor John Giles today was elected chair of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority. The Airport Authority board elects the chair and other officers from the six board members on an annual basis.

Newly appointed Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels will serve as vice-chair, City of Apache Junction Mayor John Insalaco will serve as secretary, Gila River Indian Community Lieutenant Governor Monica Antone will serve as treasurer, Town of Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney will serve as director, and City of Phoenix Councilwoman Thelda Williams will serve as director.

“Already a bustling aviation hub and economic driver for the East Valley and beyond, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is on the cusp of record growth and renewed success,” Chairman Giles said. “It's a true privilege to chair the Board as we help this airport thrive alongside its surrounding communities. I look forward to working with my fellow Board members to ensure a bright and prosperous future for Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport."

About Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport:
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Gateway Airport) is owned and operated by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA).  PMGAA consists of representation from Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Gila River Indian Community, Phoenix, and Apache Junction. Gateway Airport offers nonstop passenger service to 38 cities via Allegiant and welcomes more than 1.4 million passengers each year. Gateway Airport also has 1,000 acres of undeveloped land available for future job growth in the East Valley.

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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Media Contact:
Brian Sexton, Communications Manager
Phone: 480-988-7618
Email: bsexton@phxmesagateway.org