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Korth, Quesnel are new faces on airport board

Christine Stanley
Sierra Sun

The Truckee Tahoe Airport board will have a more unified vision when newly elected members Sandy Korth and Bill Quesnel are sworn in, say airport staff and board members.

“I couldn’t be more happy ” the community has spoken,” said Airport General Manager Dave Gotschall. “It was a good campaign. I’m glad it’s over, but I think it’s great.”

Korth and Quesnel, who ran on the same slate, are both members of the Airport Community Advisory Team and will likely give up those seats to make room for the tasks ahead of them. Both were supported by the Community Airport Restoration Effort (CARE) and Friends of the Truckee Tahoe Airport, a pilot organization.

“I will be eager to work with both Bill and Sandy because they respect the opinions of others,” said board member Kathleen Eagan. “I think that they will listen to those opinions, and I think that they will look very objectively at the items that come before them.”

Korth and Quesnel did not return Sierra Sun phone calls by press time Wednesday.

In the coming months, the board will likely remain focused on community relations and communications,

Gotschall said, but larger issues such as developing the airport to meet the needs of the community without growing beyond its means will also be addressed.

“We are going to continue to look at our business planning efforts and our rate structure,” Eagan said. “I hope that we will continue to remain a modest quality airport.”

The addition of Korth and Quesnel makes for a relatively new board.

Current board members Kathleen Eagan, Mary Hetherington and Paul Vatistas were all elected to the board in 2004, and ran in support of one another under the CARE platform.