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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Elects New Chair

MESA, Ariz. — City of Phoenix Councilwoman Thelda Williams was elected as the chair of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority at the July 21 board meeting.

Town of Gilbert Mayor John Lewis will serve as vice-chair, City of Mesa Mayor John Giles will serve as secretary, City of Apache Junction Mayor John Insalaco will serve as treasurer, and Gila River Indian Community Lieutenant Governor Monica Antone will serve as director, and Town of Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney will serve as director.

The Airport Authority elects the chair and other officers from the six board members on an annual basis.

About Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority
The Airport Authority is owned and operated by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, which consists of Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Gila River Indian Community, Phoenix, and Apache Junction. Gateway Airport offers nonstop passenger service to 38 cities via Allegiant and has 1,000 acres of undeveloped land available for future job growth in the East Valley. For more information, visit


Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Media Contact:
Brian Sexton
Phone: 480-988-7618