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Airport Authority

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Airport Authority

Bowman County Courthouse
104 1st St NW, Suite 1
Bowman, ND 58623

Bowman County Airport Authority

Bowman County has a new, larger regional airport to support the state’s economic boom.  The new facility has a 5,700-foot runway. The extra runway length will enable a wider variety of aircraft types to utilize the facility.

The updated Bowman Airport helps provide infrastructure needs of airports in western North Dakota and aids as an economic engine for the entire region.



Airport Authority Minutes

February 25, 2019
7:00 PM



                                    Members present:    Andy Mrnak, Rod Schaaf, Dave Helland, Jud Seaman & Bob Morland

Members absent:     None

Others present:        Brent Kline, Airport Mgr.


  1. President Rod Schaaf called the meeting to order.
  2. Minutes of previous meeting (January 28, 2019).  Bob moved to approve the minutes as presented.  Dave seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  3. Bills were presented for payment. 
  4. Financial reports – Jud moved to approve the financial reports.  Andy seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  5. Board reorganization:
    • President – Andy moved to appoint Rod as President.  Dave seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
    • Vice-President – Rod moved to appoint Andy as Vice-President.  Bob seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
    • Secretary-Treasurer – Dave moved to appoint Bob as Secretary-Treasurer.  Andy seconded the motion.  Motion carried.


  1. Check signing authorization.  Andy moved to keep Rod, Bob & Andy as check signers (two required) for 2019.  Bob seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  2. There was discussion regarding meeting dates for 2019.  The meeting dates & times will remain the last Monday of the month at 7:00pm.
  3. The Upper Midwest Symposium is March 3-5 2019 in Bismarck. 
  4. There was discussion about a possible open house in early June for area pilots & others interested in the airport.  We will work out details at future meetings.
  5. Andy inquired about possibly getting fire fighting aircraft in conjunction with the state fire convention that will be in Bowman in June 2021. 
  6. Rod attended the Weather Modification board meeting and reported on activity planned for 2019.  He also reported that the Atmospheric Resource Board is looking to upgrade the radar.
  7. The next meeting is scheduled for March 25, 2019.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

Airport Authority Meeting

Bowman County Airport Authority meets every fourth Monday at the Bowman County Regional Airport beginning at 7:00 PM. See the Meeting Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

Airport Authority Membership

Rodney Schaaf Chairman
Bob Morland Secretary/Treasurer
Eugene Miller Member
Andy Mrnak Member
John Soreide Member