Springfield / Robertson County Joint Airport Board

Regular Meetings
  • 8 a.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of each even numbered month
  • Airport Terminal
    4432 Airport Road
    Springfield, TN 37172
Members
  • Chris Simpkins, Chairman, Represents City / County
    Term expires: December 31, 2016
  • Mel Carr, Treasurer, Represents City / County
    Term expires: December 31, 2017
  • Sam Chitty, Represents County
    Term expires: December 31, 2016
  • Glen Roberts, Represents County
    Term expires: December 31, 2015
  • Henry Ruth, Represents City / County
    Term expires: December 31, 2018
  • Marvin Smith, Represents City
    Term expires: December 31, 2019
  • Neil Petersen, Represents City
    Term expires: December 31, 2017
Ex-Officio Members
  • Howard Bradley, Robertson County Mayor
  • Paul Nutting, Springfield City Manager
  • Margot Fosnes, Executive Director of Robertson County Chamber of Commerce

Jurisdiction
The City of Springfield and Robertson County jointly own the Springfield / Robertson County Airport. The Springfield / Robertson County Joint Airport Board has jurisdiction over the airport. Members of the Joint Airport Board must be residents of Robertson County and serve without pay, except for mileage and other lawfully approved expenses incurred in carrying out their duties.

The Joint Airport Board consists of 7 members who serve staggered 5-year terms and who are appointed by the Springfield Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the Robertson County Commission. In addition, the Robertson County Mayor, Springfield City Manager and the Executive Director of the Springfield / Robertson County Chamber of Commerce serve as nonvoting ex-officio members.

Joint Airport Board members are appointed with due regard for their fitness to serve by having successful business, professional or public service experience, and knowledge of and practical experience in aeronautics.

Expenses
The City of Springfield and Robertson County share equally in the proportionate expense of operation of the airport and its joint board. The Joint Airport Board is authorized to dispose of and purchase such personal property and equipment as allowed by its budget considerations and in the best operation of the airport itself.