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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Elects Mesa Mayor John Giles New Board Chairman

Mesa, Arizona —Mesa Mayor John Giles this week was elected Chairman of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). Each year, the PMGAA Board elects a slate of officers from the six Board members. Phoenix City Councilman Jim Waring will serve as Vice-Chair, Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson will serve as Secretary, and Apache Junction Mayor Chip Wilson will serve as Treasurer. Gila River Indian Community Lieutenant Governor Monica Antone and Town of Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney will both serve as Directors during FY22.

“Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Gateway Airport) is one of the largest economic engines for not only the Phoenix East Valley but the entire State of Arizona,” Chairman John Giles said. “I am honored to have been chosen to lead the PMGAA Board as we work together to attract additional private development and new commercial passenger services to Gateway Airport. This Airport is a catalyst for creating thousands of jobs that provide increased economic benefits for the surrounding communities.”

PMGAA Executive Director/CEO J. Brian O’Neill A.A.E. added, “Gateway Airport has a number of important projects currently underway and several exciting announcements planned for the year ahead. Mayor Giles and the PMGAA Board of Directors provide exceptional leadership and a unified vision that encourages strategic growth and long-term economic prosperity for the greater Phoenix region.”

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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Media Contact:
Ryan Smith, Director of Communications and Government Relations
Phone: 480-988-7617