Airport Board

The Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport Board establishes the policies by which the airport operates, and does not involve itself in the day-to-day operation of the airport. That function is vested in Executive Director, Tony Bean and his administrative staff. The board is not representative of only one entity. Members from both cities of Pullman, Wash. and Moscow, Idaho, both universities–Washington State University and the University of Idaho, and both counties- Whitman County, Wash., and Latah, County, Idaho, as well as a member from the Port of Whitman County and a member at-large serve on the board. The eight members are appointed by both the City of Pullman Mayor and the City of Moscow Mayor. The Pullman Mayor will always be the Chair of the Board and Moscow Mayor will always be the Vice Chair of the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport Board. The board meets on the last Wednesday of every month at 3 p.m. in the Airport Fire Station/ARFF Building Training Room, unless otherwise posted. Airport Board, Agendas, Minutes and Interlocal Agreements

2018 and Earlier Airport Board, Agendas, Minutes and Interlocal Agreements

Board Agenda Board Docs 2020-11-25 

  • Board Chair

    Francis A. Benjamin

    Francis A. Benjamin, Pullman Mayor

    Francis is honored to serve the people of Pullman. He is in his first four-year term as Pullman mayor and building upon fifteen years of Pullman City Council leadership (2003-2015, 2021-2022). Francis is an energetic community organizer and activist whose leadership and volunteer passion extends from youth mentoring to senior advocacy, from housing affordability and food security to economic development and resources for entrepreneurs. He enjoys serving Pullman’s community, welcomes community input, and believes that together we can achieve the best solution as we build a welcoming community.

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  • Vice-Chair

    Art Bettge

    Art Bettge, Moscow Mayor

    Art was elected to City Council in November of 2013. He served on City Council until 2021 when he was elected as Mayor. He has lived in Moscow, Idaho for 33 years and was an active member of the City's Planning and Zoning Commission for 10 years, serving 7 of those years as chair.

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  • Latah County Representative

    Paul J. Kimmell

    Paul J. Kimmell – is the Palouse area regional business manager with Avista Corporation. He holds a BS in Geography/Urban Planning from Illinois State University and did graduate work at the University of Idaho in the College of Mines.

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  • City of Pullman Representative

    Brian Hemingway

    Brian is a Chief Pilot for Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.

  • City of Moscow Representative

    Jon Kimberling

    Jon Kimberling is a lifelong resident of Moscow and has been serving on the Pullman-Moscow Airport Board since his appointment in February of 2008. He is a 1978 graduate of the University of Idaho Business College with a degree in accounting. After college he immediately went to work for Jim Newsome Insurance which he later purchased.

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  • At-Large Representative

    Ron Wachter

    Ron Wachter is a long-time Pullman business owner and civil leader. His NuChem farm chemical company was a leader in the effective use of fertilizers and other chemicals to cost effectively increase crop yields and improve the environment. Ron is very active in his community and region providing leadership investments and services.

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  • Washington State University

    Vicky Murray

    Washington State University

    Victoria (Vicky) Murray is the Associate Vice President for Public Safety, Business Affairs, and Campus Operations, and Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs and Campus Operations for the WSU Pullman campus. A proud alumna of WSU, she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications.

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  • University of Idaho

    Dan Ewart

    Dan Ewart is the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at the University of Idaho. He has served at the University of Idaho since 2012 and has been a board member at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport since 2015. He serves on a number of local and regional organization boards and greatly appreciates the key role that the airport serves to the region.