New wing-woman

City to appoint manager of Chico Municipal Airport

The city Airport Commission is set to confirm the appointment of a new manager of Chico Municipal Airport during a special meeting on Friday (June 17) at 6 p.m. in the City Council chambers. The role hasn’t been filled since 2005.

Sherry Miller, currently the manager of the Lake Tahoe Airport, brings 30 years of aviation experience to the position, according to City Manager Mark Orme. In addition to implementing safety regulations, Miller will work to return commercial service to the airport (SkyWest abandoned airline service out of Chico in 2014). She’ll take over in mid-July and earn an annual salary of about $98,000.

“Being that it’s an enterprise that needs a sincere focus given to it, it’ll be nice to have someone with specific experience to help make it the best airport it can be,” Orme said.