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Meet the Board

Friedman Memorial Airport Authority

The airport is jointly owned by the City of Hailey and Blaine County and is operated by the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority (FMAA) Board, which is comprised of three representatives appointed by the city, three appointed by the county and a seventh member who is unanimously agreed upon by the six owner-appointed members of the Authority.

The pioneering Friedman family donated land for an airport in the 1930s and approximately 111 acres of airport property is controlled by the City of Hailey as part of the Friedman Trust property. An additional 100 acres, comprising the rest of the airport property, is jointly owned by the City of Hailey and Blaine County.

Chairman Ron Fairfax

Ron Fairfax
Chairman
Ron Fairfax

Chairman Ron Fairfax has been serving as the Independent Board Member on the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority since June 5, 2001. Throughout the 11 years he has served on the FMAA, Ron Fairfax has contributed his experience and knowledge in business, finance and aviation to help the Board make informed decisions, and help with understanding of some of the aviation and finance issues.

Ron has been a resident of the Wood River Valley since 1996 and has greatly contributed to the general aviation community. With his diverse background in business and community affairs, Ron has become a valued and reliable member of the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority.

With his dedicated involvement in community organizations such as the Hailey Chamber of Commerce and Hailey Ice Park  Ron also is a member of the following:

  • AOPA (Aircraft Owner and Pilots Association)
  • Experimental Aircraft Association
  • American Bonanza Society
  • Pacific Bonanza Society
  • Idaho Aviation Association
  • Baja Bush Pilots Association
  • Hailey Ice Park (President)


Ron has held his own dental practice in Hailey, ID for the last 16 year,  has been an aircraft owner of a single engine aircraft for 26 years and has been a pilot for 31 years. Ron currently owns and flys a 1974 Bonanea V35B and also flys a Rans S-75 experimental aircraft that he built himself.

You can contact Ron at fafairfax@aol.com.


Vice-Chairman - TBD


Vice-Chairman
TBD



Secretary Larry Schoen

Larry Shoen
Board Member
Larry Schoen

Board Member Larry Schoen has been serving on the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority since January 5, 2010 and is also serving his second term on the Board of County Commissioners representing District 1 (which includes all of Blaine County south of Fox Acres Road in Hailey and Broadford Road in Bellevue.) Previously, Larry served many years on the Blaine County Planning and Zoning Commission and the Carey Rural Fire Protection District Board of Commissioners.

Amongst other duties and activities, Larry serves on the Boards of the following:

  • Blaine County Ambulance District
  • Blaine County Community Drug Coalition
  • District V Courts Magistrates Commission
  • IAC Intergovernmental Affairs Committee
  • IAC Environment, Energy and Land Use Committee
  • NACo Rural Action Caucus
  • NACo Environment Energy and Land Use Committee
  • Region IV Development Association
  • Southern Idaho Solid Waste District
  • Sustain Blaine Advisory Committee
  • Wood River Wolf Project

Larry owns and operates a farm in the Silver Creek area with his family and has two children in the Blaine County school system. Contact: 788-5500 ext.1124; lschoen@co.blaine.id.us.



Board Member Angenie McCleary

Angenie McCleary
Board Member
Angenie McCleary

Board Member Angenie McCleary has been serving the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority since August 4, 2011, and is also in her second term as a Blaine County Commissioner.

Angenie has been a resident of the Wood River Valley since 1999. With her Masters in Social Work and background in health and human services with a strong emphasis on work with youth and youth issues, Angenie fully understands the challenges facing Blaine County families. Her community organizing experience in Blaine County led to Angenie's desire to serve in public office.

Her social service experience allows her to provide expertise on issues relevant to our community. Angenie believes that a government's primary role is to maintain and enhance our community's health, safety, and quality of life. Angenie is particularly interested in public transportation, air service, affordable housing, integration of Blaine County's growing Latino population, mental health and substance abuse services, and public safety.

Angenie McCleary can be reached at 208-788-5500, ext. 1173 or amccleary@co.blaine.id.us.


Board Member Don Keirn

Don Keirn
Board Member
Don Keirn

Board Member Don Keirn has been serving as a Board Member on the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority since August 4, 2011 and has been serving on the Hailey City Council since January 1, 2001 of which he is currently President of. Though Don has served on the FMAA for only a short while, he has contributed his years of business knowledge to the Board on several issues and discussions.

Don has been a resident of the Wood River Valley for the last 15 years and has greatly contributed to the Valley. With his business degree from UCLA with a major in industrial relations and a minor in accounting, Don has become a valuable member of this community by becoming involved in serving on committees like the BC3 Committee that developed the current County dispatch system.

Amongst his other duties and activities with the City of Hailey and FMAA, Don also serves on the Boards and committees of the following:

  • Sustain Blaine Board
  • The Transportation Board
  • Hailey Urban Redevelopment Agency Board
  • Blaine County Regional Leadership Committee (Mayor representative)

Don has a general interest in all airport matters, but especially in assuring improvements that will keep commercial aircraft operating successfully in and out of FMA. He was active in promoting the installation of impact fees and an Urban Renewal Agency within the City of Hailey and continues to be involved in budget oversight, which is a major challenge in todays economy.

Don Keirn can be reached at donidaho@cox.net or 208-788-4659.


Board Member Jacob Greenberg

Jacob Greeberg
Board Member
Jacob Greenberg

Board Member Jacob Greenberg has been serving the as a Board Member on the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority since February 12, 2013 and is also in his first term as a Blaine County Commissioner.

Jacob has been a resident of the Wood River Valley for 30 years and is currently also the Countys liaison to the following groups:

  • Sustain Blaine
  • Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley
  • City of Hailey
  • Hailey Chamber of Commerce
  • Fly Sun Valley Alliance
  • Wood River Economic Partnership
  • EMS Council
  • PAC


As a business consultant and small business owner, Jacob is committed to fiscal responsibility and economic development.

Jacob Greenberg can be reached at jgreenberg@co.blaine.id.us or 208-788-5500 x1176.


Board Member Fritz Haemmerle

Fritz Haemmerle
Board Member
Fritz Haemmerle

Bio soon to come!


Board Member Pat Cooley


Board Member
Pat Cooley


Bio soon to come!


 

 

 

 

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