Mission Statement: To provide transportation and related services and facilities that meet the current and future needs of the community.

Executive Director

Ryan Riesinger

Ryan Riesinger, C.M., Executive Director

2301 Airport Drive
Grand Forks, ND  58203
Phone: (701) 795-6981  Fax: (701) 795-6979

Ryan joined the Grand Forks Airport Authority in January 2016 as the Executive Director.  He is responsible for the airport's administration, financing, operations, maintenance, development, and implementation of the overall strategic plan.  He has over 25 years of experience in the airport industry and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Airport Management from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.  He is a Certified Member (C.M.) of the American Association of Airport Executives and a licensed private pilot.

 

Management Team

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Krista Martin, Director of Finance & Administration

2301 Airport Drive
Grand Forks, ND  58203
Phone: (701) 738-4647  Fax: (701) 795-6979

 

 

Joey Casteglione

Joey Castiglione, C.M., Director of Operations & Maintenance

2301 Airport Drive
Grand Forks, ND  58203
Phone: (701) 795-6981  Fax: (701) 795-6979

Joey is the Director of Operations & Maintenance for the Grand Forks Airport. He is responsible for security and operations, overseeing FAA and TSA regulations, and managing Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting and Emergency Medical Services at the airport,. He holds a bachelors of Airport Management from the University of North Dakota and an Associates of Fire Science from the Community College of the Air Force. Joey also serves in the 119th North Dakota Air National Guard Fire and Emergency Services flight.

 

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Cason Dunker, C.M., ARFF/Operations Supervisor

2301 Airport Drive
Grand Forks, ND  58203
Phone: (701) 738-4632   Fax: (701) 795-6979

 

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Scott Nelson, Maintenance Supervisor

2301 Airport Drive
Grand Forks, ND  58203
Phone: (701) 738-4636  Fax: (701) 795-6979

Scott Nelson has been with the Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority for 30 years. He started in ARFF/Operations in 1990 and moved into Maintenance in 2012.  In addition, Scott has a 21 year career with the 119th North Dakota Air National Guard in Fargo. He retired in 2009 as a Master Sergeant.  He is an EMT and has been a volunteer with the River Cities Speedway fire crew for 30 years, managing the fire and safety crew. He is currently serving the Airport Authority as the Maintenance Supervisor.

 

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Katie Olson, Administrative Assistant

2301 Airport Drive
Grand Forks, ND  58203
Phone: (701)795-6981   Fax: (701) 795-6979

Katie joined the Airport Authority in July 2021.

Employee Team

ARFF & Operations

Kyle Bradburn

Wayne Wetzel

Carter Gieseke

Russ Nelson

Evan Barbie

Nathan Kankelfitz

Ethan Berg

Breyar Baker

 

 

 

 

Maintenance

Lee DeLisle

Richard Denault

Lyle Drees

John Hesse

Dean Knutson

Nate Stevenson

Travis Stancyk

James Anderson

Custodians

Kent Aamot

Kim DesJarlais

Robert Perez

 

Intern

William Patton

Public Notices

Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority Board Meetings

(Information provided as it becomes available, generally one week prior to meeting date)

Agenda - Airport Authority Board Meeting - Meets the 4th Thursday of every month.

Please visit the link below for next meeting date/time.

For a complete AGENDA, please click here

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Environmental Assessment

For a view of the complete Environmental Assessment document, including signed Finding Of No Significant Impact (FONSI),

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