SCCAA looking for new airport manager
by David Atchison

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The St. Clair County Airport Authority is looking for a new airport manager.

The authority unanimously accepted the resignation of former St. Clair County Airport manager Larry Davis Jr., who officially resigned Sunday to accept a management position at a local industry.

“I hate it that we lost Larry,” Chairman Erskine Funderburg said during Tuesday morning’s meeting at the airport.

Davis offered his assistance and support during the transitional period.

“Thank you all for the support and opportunities during the last six years,” Davis wrote in his June 28 letter of resignation.

Authority members were unsure how they would proceed but may fill the vacant position, at least temporarily, with a part-time employee, along with other part-time support workers. Davis was a full-time manager at the airport.

Funderburg said finances are already stretched at the airport, so the authority could save money by hiring a part-time manager and support workers.

Funderburg said previous aviation experience is required for anyone interested in applying for the job.

The authority has already received a couple of resumes for the vacant position.

The authority is expected to meet in two weeks for more discussions about the vacant position and other matters.

Authority member Terry Capps told other members he will help manage the airport with other part-time workers until the authority makes a final decision about the vacant airport manager position, but said his time is limited.

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