Board of Aeronautic Commissioners

The Board of Aeronautic Commissioners review issues pertaining to the Lee's Summit Airport. The nine voting members, including one City Council liaison, are appointed by the Mayor, with the confirmation of the City Council for four year terms.


  • Review proposed annual budget for the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport, submitting recommendations to the City Council.
  • Provide guidance and suggestions to Staff on the operation of the airport.
  • Review contracts, agreements, rules, regulations, safety issues, charges and fees pertaining to the operation of the airport.
  • Monitor applicable FAA regulations.
  • Consider other matters deemed appropriate and submit recommendations on issues requested by the City Council.

Established by Ordinance 5004.

Thomas Townsend, Chairperson
James Brady
Paula Derks
Phill Mall 
Darryl Nelson, MD
Joseph Towns
Ken Stremming 
Molly Waller
Councilmember Rob Binney, Council Liaison

Department Liaison
John Ohrazda, Airport Manager