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Agreement with Palisades Approved

September 2014 – The West Michigan Airport Authority (WMAA) approved an agreement with the Palisades Power Plant to act as a second staging site in the event of a major emergency.

New federal regulations require nuclear power plants in the U.S. to have one staging area on-site and two off-site. Palisades first off-site staging area […]

Park Township Representative Resigns

September 2014 – Bruce Wickmann, one of three Park Township representatives to the Airport Authority, announced he is resigning from the Board due to a change in residency outside of Park Township. Wickmann will continue his role with the Authority’s Building and Development Committee. Wickmann stated, “The Authority is a fantastic group of people […]

New Airport Authority Manager

June 2014 – Greg Robinson has been appointed by the Board to work in a new position as Airport Authority Manager. Greg retired from his position as Holland Assistant City Manager where he also worked on airport projects. He will work part-time in his new role at the airport. Ex-officio, Jim Storey, stated, “The […]

WMRA Video Receives Telly Award

The new airport video, produced in partnership with Holland City Television and West Michigan Airport Authority, was awarded a prestigious Bronze Telly at the 34th annual Telly Awards. The three-minute, informational video is titled, “West Michigan Regional Airport, Part of Our Community’s PLACE, Our Gateway to the World.”

Jane Clark, President, West Coast Chamber of […]

Airport Business Center Update

Fiscal years 2014 and 2015 are planned for projects relating to the new Airport Business Center. A variety of steps are being taken to construct the new Airport Business Center and apron area. The State of Michigan has allocated funds for property acquisition, design work, infrastructure construction, a new apron and for a portion […]

A Winter to Remember

March 2014 – Here’s what Mick, Tulip City Air Service’s Director of Line Services at WMRA remembers about this past winter.

“Throughout this winter we have deiced 72 aircraft. If you are not quite awake when you arrive at work, you will be soon when you are in an open bucket lift, 30 feet in […]

WMAA City of Zeeland Reps

April 2014 – Our Board of Directors is comprised of residents and businesspeople that live and work in our community to provide regional direction and support for the WMRA that serves an entire region. In this eNews edition, we’ve asked our three WMAA representatives from the City of Zeeland to reflect on their role […]

Informational Postcard Mailed

Check your mailbox this week for the new, informational “Postcard to the Community” from the West Michigan Airport Authority (WMAA) mailed to the City of Zeeland, City of Holland, and Park Township residents. The following people share how our airport is “part of our community’s PLACE, our gateway to the world.”

Randy Thelen, Former President […]

WMAA Board Tour

December 2013 – Board members took a walking tour of West Shore Aviation’s hangars and Tulip City Air Service’s hangars at WMRA to learn more about the aircraft based at the airport. The Board also took this opportunity to discuss future aviation needs.

Airport Consultation Selection

December 2013 – The WMAA Consultant Selection Committee, comprised of Building and Development Subcommittee members, reviewed and evaluated six proposals for the selection of an Airport Consultant. The Board unanimously approved Mead & Hunt. This consultant provides engineering and planning services to the Authority. An annual update to the Ten Year Capital Improvement Plan for airport […]