Airport Authority


The Helena Regional Airport was established at its current location in 1928 and was governed by a City-County Board. In 1993, through a Joint Resolution of the City of Helena and Lewis & Clark County, the Helena Regional Airport Authority was formed to operate as a financially self-sufficient entity without the funding assistance of the City, County, or local taxpayers. Since the creation of the Airport Authority, the entity has not received any local taxes in the form of mils. The Airport Authority consists of a seven-member commission; members are appointed by the City and County Commissions.

Helena Regional Airport Authority

Chair: Liz Bangerter City Appointment Term expires:9/1/2022
Vice Chair: Dave Simkins County Appointment Term expires: 9/1/2022
Secretary: Mike Murray City Appointment Term expires: 9/1/2020
Immediate Past Chair Jon Moe County Appointment Term expires: 9/1/2020
Past Chair Rick Hays Joint City-County Appointment Term expires: 9/1/2021
Commissioner: Mike Muscarelli County Appointment Term expires: 9/1/2021
Commissioner: Tom McGree City Appointment Term expires: 9/1/2021

Airport Authority Meeting Dates

  • May 5, 2020 – This is a budget work session and will be held via conference call. Members of the public are welcome to join the meeting conference call. Please contact Jeff Wadekamper, Airport Director at or (406)-442-2821 prior to the meeting to receive the call-in information. There will be opportunity for public comment on any public matter that is not on the Agenda of the Meeting and is within the jurisdiction of the Authority.
  • July 21, 2020
  • August 18, 2020
  • September 15, 2020
  • October 20, 2020
  • November 17, 2020
  • December 15, 2020

*Airport Authority Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30 am in the Airport Boardroom, 2850 Mercer Loop, Helena, Montana.  Changes in time or location will be posted.

Airport Authority Meeting Minutes