The Board Meet­ing of the Pana­ma City-Bay Coun­ty Air­port and Indus­tri­al Dis­trict was called to order at 9:00 a.m., July 25, 2018 by Chair­man Mathis.

The Invo­ca­tion was giv­en by Chair­man Mathis.

The Pledge of Alle­giance was led by Chair­man Mathis.

The Exec­u­tive Sec­re­tary called the roll and indi­cat­ed that all Board Mem­bers were present. Ms. Sims announced she would need to leave at 9:30 a.m. for an EDA announcement.

Mr. McDon­ald made a motion to approve the Agen­da. Ms. Sims sec­ond­ed the motion. The vote was tak­en and the motion passed unanimously.


Mr. McClel­lan informed the Board that just pri­or to the Meet­ing, he was noti­fied that ECP Air Traf­fic Man­ag­er Mr. Mike Park­er would be retir­ing on August 4 after near­ly 25 years of ser­vice, and asked that the Board give him the autho­riza­tion to pre­pare a Res­o­lu­tion for the Chairman’s sig­na­ture high­light­ing Mr. Parker’s accom­plish­ments. Mr. McClel­lan invit­ed Mr. Park­er to address the Board; and Mr. McClel­lan, Mr. George Ram­pul­la of Pre­ci­sion Flight Train­ing and the Board all thanked Mr. Park­er. Mr. Park­er said he was proud to have been a part of it.

Ms. Sims made a motion to direct Mr. McClel­lan to pre­pare a Res­o­lu­tion and autho­rize the Chair­man to sign the Res­o­lu­tion. Mr. McDon­ald sec­ond­ed the motion. The vote was tak­en and the motion passed unanimously.

Elec­tion of Officers:

The annu­al terms of Board Chair­man and Vice Chair­man were due for elec­tion by mem­bers of the Air­port Author­i­ty Board.

Fol­low­ing Board dis­cus­sion and the appre­ci­a­tion and recog­ni­tion of Chair­man Math­is’ ser­vice, Ms. Sims made a motion to nom­i­nate Mr. Del Lee as Chair­man and Mr. Glen McDon­ald as Vice Chair­man. Mr. Tusa sec­ond­ed the motion. The vote was tak­en and the motion passed unanimously.


Mr. Park­er McClel­lan pre­sent­ed and reviewed the Activ­i­ty Report. Ms. Dar­lene Nel­son pre­sent­ed and reviewed the Finan­cial Report. 

Con­sent Agenda:

a. Board Meet­ing Min­utes – June 272018

This item pro­vides for Board approval of the June 27, 2018 Board Meet­ing Minutes

b. Approval of Run­way Rub­ber Removal – Hi-Lite Air­field Ser­vices, LLC

This item pro­vides for Board approval for the pur­chase of air­field run­way rub­ber removal ser­vices for the Air­port from Hi-Lite Air­field Ser­vices, LLC.

c. Approval of Dis­pos­al of Sur­plus Property

This item pro­vides for Board approval and autho­riza­tion for the sale and/​or dis­pos­al of sur­plus property.

d. Adop­tion of Res­o­lu­tion for FDOT JPA 42336459401 – Extend Air­port Infrastructure

This Res­o­lu­tion will allow FDOT to rede­fine the project scope and list of project deliv­er­ables of the Joint Par­tic­i­pa­tion Agree­ment 42336459401.

Mr. Math­is made a motion to approve the Con­sent Agen­da and Ms. Sims sec­ond­ed the motion. The vote was tak­en and the motion passed unanimously.

Busi­ness Items:

a. Annu­al Review of Air­port Board Guide­lines and Sun­shine Law/​Ethics Update

This item pro­vides for the annu­al Board review of cur­rent Air­port Board Guide­lines pre­sent­ed by Mr. McClel­lan, and a review of the Sun­shine Law and required eth­i­cal Board behav­ior expect­ed by law pre­sent­ed by Mr. Franklin Harrison.

Fol­low­ing Board dis­cus­sion, there were no changes to the Air­port Board Guide­lines, there­fore this item was for infor­ma­tion­al pur­pos­es only and required no for­mal action by the Board.

Bay EDA Update:

There was no presentation.

The Moore Agency Update:

Ms. Katie Spill­man of The Moore Agency thanked every­one for the suc­cess of the June events with everyone’s help. Ms. Spill­man report­ed that the 3rd Cam­paign Burst that ran from May 28 through June 10 earned a 7.5% increase in organ­ic search­es month-over-month, i.e. googling ECP; an 18.29%-over-May increase in air­line web­site clicks from our web­site, and over 24,000 new web­site vis­i­tors, who most­ly migrat­ed from the dig­i­tal Plan Your Escape Sweep­stakes with Amer­i­can Air­lines” ad to our sweep­stakes page on the web­site, which also increased the num­ber of social media fol­low­ers. There were two sweep­stakes win­ners and over 45,000 actions tak­en as a result of the campaign.

The Plan Your Escape Sweep­stakes with South­west Air­lines ran at the same time with the Kickin’ Coun­try radio show text-to-win con­test and live morn­ing show inter­views with Park­er gave us great expo­sure on both Thurs­day – for the Amer­i­can inau­gur­al flight – and Sat­ur­day for the South­west inau­gur­al flight news. Ms. Spill­man report­ed that we’re exceed­ing our goals for newslet­ter dis­tri­b­u­tion, Insta­gram fol­low­ers, and pac­ing well to reach all our goals by the end of year. She said the most top per­form­ing organ­ic post (no adver­tis­ing dol­lars) of over 4,000 reach was the Face­book live video on the Den­ver to ECP South­west Air­lines inau­gur­al flight. The Moore Agency will be refresh­ing and updat­ing the web­site, and spon­sor­ing the Pep­si Gulf Coast Jam at the end of August, where they’ll show our video at the con­cert and we’ll get good expo­sure on their online app.

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Report:

Mr. McClel­lan informed the Board that Amer­i­can Air­lines (the largest air­line in the world) thanked ECP Staff for being so wel­com­ing and easy to work with. He said the South­west Super Sum­mer Sat­ur­days are hap­pen­ing on Sun­days now, too, with 47 min­utes being the longest TSA line wait time. A line extend­ing to the restrooms would be a 25-minute wait. Unit­ed Air­lines’ big­ger 75-pas­sen­ger air­planes with more mul­ti-class seat­ing have brought more peo­ple. Delta announced that in Sep­tem­ber they will be fly­ing in their Boe­ing 737 – 900 with 180 seats for cer­tain flights.

Mr. McClel­lan added that ECP has been work­ing with the coun­ty engi­neers and con­trac­tors to min­i­mize traf­fic delays as they move the water line to build the round­about at our entrance, and they’ve used 4,000 cubic yards of our sand for the project and will be buy­ing more. Mr. McClel­lan said the SR388 realign­ment to the east to tie in the SR77 is in the five-year work pro­gram for the state and will take 3 years to com­plete once funded.

Pub­lic Comments:

There were no pub­lic comments.


The meet­ing was adjourned at approx­i­mate­ly 9:59 a.m.

Kathy Gilmore, Exec­u­tive Sec­re­tary Del Lee, Chairman