Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority elects Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney as director

Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney

Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney


Town of Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney will serve as a director 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.

City of Mesa Mayor John Giles on July 19 was elected chair of the airport authority. Town of Gilbert Councilwoman Jenn Daniels will serve as vice chairwoman, city of Apache Junction Mayor John Insalaco will serve as secretary, Gila River Indian Community Lt. Gov. Monica Antone will serve as treasurer 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 in a press release. “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.”

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is owned and operated by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority.  PMGAA consists of representation from Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Gila River Indian Community, Phoenix and Apache Junction. The 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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