Promoting the Riverside Airport, establishing a strong community connection and ensuring a well-funded Airport Master Plan were among the top priorities that arose from a recent Riverside Airport Commission strategy workshop.
The four-hour visioning session was requested by the nine-member Commission earlier in the year to establish priorities and objectives.
“The Strategic Planning process was enlightening and drew upon the expertise and experience of a diverse panel of Airport Commissioners,” Chairman Mike Combe said. “Defining a three-year vision for the Airport Commission allowed for open discussion of issues facing the Airport, and how the Commission, which is an advisory body to City Council, can support the Airport.”
Commissioners expressed a strong desire to engage the Riverside community through outreach programs and events at the Airport, Combe said.
“Riverside is fortunate to have such a dedicated group of people advising the City on how the Airport can take its operations to the next level,” Mayor Rusty Bailey said. “I look forward to seeing their recommendations come forward.”
Riverside Municipal Airport is a general aviation airport that serves as a leading destination for corporate and general aviation enthusiasts in the Southern California Inland Region. Riverside Airport is 50 miles east of Los Angeles in a region of more than 4 million residents.
Riverside Municipal Airport has complete landing and navigation systems, full conference facilities and premier pilot and aircraft services. The nine member Airport Commission serves as an advisory board to the City Council in all matters relating to the Airport.
“Riverside Airport is a great option for anyone looking for a fast and efficient way to fly in and out of Southern California,” said City Councilman Mike Soubirous, who represents the Airport area. “Our city is very fortunate to have such a fine asset in our transportation portfolio.”