The Melbourne Airport Authority was established by ordinance on May 2, 1967, to plan, operate, maintain and develop what would later become Melbourne International Airport. The authority is charged with the airport’s fiduciary and oversight responsibilities.
Its seven-member board is appointed, and each board member serves a two-year term. Terms are staggered and representation is intended to reflect a variety of interests served by the airport.
Three of the board members are appointed from the Melbourne City Council. The city’s Chamber of Commerce and tenants of the Airport Industrial Park appoint one member each. Two members are selected by the remainder of the board.
The full board selects a chairman each year at its December meeting. The Melbourne Airport Authority’s regular meeting is scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of the month, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The airport is represented by one of the largest law firms in the state: GrayRobinson, P.A.