Airport Commission

Please refer to the Commission calendar as locations and dates may change.  Meetings will be held in person.

Regular Meetings

  • 3rd Thursday of each month
  • 7:30 AM
  • Glenwood Springs Community Center - Red Mountain Room
    100 Wulfsohn Road
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 


  • Alan Arnold
    Appointed: 06/2019
    Term Expires: 03/2022
  • Richard Backe
    Appointed: 08/2012, 03/2013, 02/2016, 06/2019
    Term Expires: 03/2022
  • Joel Shute
    Appointed:  03/2021
    Term Expires:  03/2024
  • David Merritt
    Appointed:  02/2017, 03/2021
    Term Expires:  03/2023
  • Stephanie Stanfield
    Appointed:  03/2021
    Term Expires:  03/2024


  • Sean Thomas
    Appointed:  03/2021
    Term Expires:  03/2024

Council Liaison

  • Tony Hershey
  • Paula Stepp (Alternate)

Composition of the Airport Commission

  • Five (5) citizens, at least four (4) who are residents of the City and one (1) who may reside outside of the City but within the 81601 zip code area or own real property or a business within the City.

Powers and Duties of the Airport Commission

(as defined in Title 020 of the Glenwood Springs Municipal Code);
(b) Powers and Duties of Airport Commission.

The powers and duties of the Airport Commission shall be:
To investigate, study and report to the City Council all matters concerning the airport facilities of the City and other matters concerning the subject of aviation which may be pertinent to the City as shall be requested of the Airport Commission by the City Council; and such Commission may investigate, study, and report to City Council on such other matters concerning the Municipal Airport as the Commission may deem for the best interests of the City.