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Airport Authority Commission Elects Pasadena’s Ross Selvidge as President

Published on Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 1:47 pm
 
Ross Selvidge, Ph.D.

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Hollywood Burbank Airport, has elected new officers to head the Authority Commission for a one-year term from July 2020 through June 2021.

Pasadena Commissioner Ross Selvidge, Ph.D., was elected President.

Selvidge was first appointed to the Airport Authority in July 2015 and served as Vice President this last term and Secretary the previous term.

Coming from a family of aviators, he holds airplane and glider pilot licenses, and made his very first solo flight at Hollywood Burbank Airport more than 50 years ago. Selvidge also has extensive airport background having been a construction contracting officer at two U.S. Marine Corps air stations, while an active duty Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer.

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority is a joint powers agency formed by the three cities to own and operate Hollywood Burbank Airport.

The Airport Authority is governed by a nine-member Commission, and each of the three cities appoints three Commissioners.

Pasadena Councilman Steve Madison also serves on the commission. The City Council accepted Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek’s resignation from the commission last Monday.

Tornek said he would nominated Councilman John Kennedy to replace him.

In other Airport Authority moves, Commissioner Paula Devine of Glendale was elected Vice President, and Burbank Commissioner Don Brown was chosen Secretary.

Devine was first appointed to the Commission in June 2017 and served as Treasurer this last term. Don Brown was first appointed to the Commission in November 2001 and has served as President and Vice President during his tenure on the Commission.

In related action, the Authority appointed Vrej Agajanian as Treasurer, reappointed Bill Wiggins as Auditor, and reappointed Executive Director Frank Miller as Assistant Secretary.

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