Board of Commissioners

The Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority (GFRAA) Board of Commissioners meets every fourth Thursday at 8:00am

in the Byron L. Dorgan Terminal board room at the Grand Forks International Airport.

GFRAA was established in 1987 and is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners.

Five members are residents of Grand Forks County, one member is appointed by the City of Grand Forks

and one member is appointed by the County of Grand Forks.

Rick Meland
Rick Meland, Chairman

Rick Meland - Chairman

PO Box 419
Northwood, ND  58267-0419
p: (701)587-6331

Two-year chair term expires July 1, 2022
Five-year appointment expires July 1, 2021
Ex-Officio for all Committees


Steve Kuhlman
Steve Kuhlman, Vice Chairman

Steve Kuhlman - Vice Chairman

1603 12th Ave. N.
Grand Forks, ND 58201
p: (701)335-4801

Two-year vice-chair term expires July 1, 2022
Five-year appointment expires July 31, 2022
Committee: Real Estate & General Aviation

Tim Mutchler
Tim Mutchler

Tim Mutchler

PO Box 141
Northwood, ND 58267
p: (701)587-5206

Five-year appointment expires July 1, 2024
Committee: Finance & Air Service


Karl Bollingberg
Karl Bollingberg

Karl Bollingberg

PO Box 6001
Grand Forks, ND 58206
p: (701)795-3381

Five-year appointment expires July 6, 2025
Committee: Real Estate & Air Service


Jeannie Mock
Jeannie Mock

Jeannie Mock

606 S. 4th St.
Grand Forks, ND 58201
p: (701)757-0168

Five-year appointment expires July 1, 2022
Committee: Employee Relations & Marketing

Dane Simonson
Dane Simonson

Dane Simonson

3105 S. Washington St. Suite B
Grand Forks, ND 58201
p: (701)772-3971

Five-year appointment expires August 1, 2023
Committee: Finance & General Aviation

Cynthia Pic
Cynthia Pic

Cynthia Pic

2878 48th St. NE
Niagara, ND 58266
p: (701)397-5826

Five-year appointment expires July 1, 2022
Committee: Employee Relations & Marketing

Public Notices


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

Agenda -Airport Authority Board Meeting - November 19, 2020

In the interest in practicing social distancing due to the coronavirus, please plan to participate via conference call for this meeting.  Call in information is as follows:

Call in Number:  1 346 248 7799 

Meeting ID: 872 5993 3031

Password: 119440







CLICK HERE for a download of the complete Environmental Assessment document - 


The Environmental Assessment (EA) provides information on the proposed project and discusses the potential economic, social, environmental impacts, and mitigation measures, as appropriate, of the Proposed Action with consideration of its alternatives (including the No Action Alternative) and has been prepared pursuant to the requirements of Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). The FAA is the lead federal agency and will ensure compliance with NEPA for airport development actions. The EA has also been prepared in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, FAA Order 5050.4B, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions. The EA also addresses impacts in accordance with, but not limited to, the federal Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and Executive Order 11990 on Protection of Wetlands.

*COVID-19 NOTICE* - In 2020, the World Health Organization characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. Due to the public health and safety requirements concerning the coronavirus, the public review and comments regarding the EA shall be conducted in accordance with the public health guidance provided by the State of North Dakota and the City of Grand Forks, which are subject to change. The public hearing for the EA will be held online and via telephone as further described below.

Thirty days prior to the Public Hearing, a copy of the EA will be available on November 7 at the Grand Forks International Airport website: A copy of the public hearing notice, presentation, and project handouts will be posted to the same website 10 days prior to the public hearing. Those who do not have Internet capability or ability to access online materials may request a hard or electronic copy of the EA be sent to you. Requests can be made by calling and leaving a voicemail with your name, phone number, preferred format of the EA (CD or hard copy), and address, or by emailing your request to the following:

(701) 355 8719

Note “GFK Public Hearing” in the subject heading.

Public Hearing: You are invited to attend a virtual public hearing scheduled for December 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm CT to 8:00 pm CT to learn more about the Proposed Action and EA, ask questions, and provide formal comments. The public hearing will begin with a presentation by the project’s proponents. After the presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments. All public comments will be recorded as part of the official public hearing and will be made part of the public record.

Comments that you would like to submit beyond what you are able to address during the allotted time, please submit them in writing. Written comments are given the same attention as oral comments presented during the public hearing.

You may participate in the public hearing via computer by visiting A meeting link also will be located on the Grand Forks International Airport Webpage Public Notices that is located by selecting  the Learn/Airport Authority/Business tab or you can participate via phone by calling to 1-346-248-7799 entering meeting ID 873 2147 0016. The meeting Passcode is 520466. During the public hearing, questions and comments may be submitted through several channels:

  1. Submit via computer in the chat box next to the presentation.
  2. Submit via phone.

Special Accommodations: Auxiliary aids and services may be provided upon request. Requests for these services can be made by calling 701-355-8719 at least 5 days prior to the public hearing. Every reasonable effort to accommodate special needs will be made.


Hardcopies of the EA are available for public inspection during normal business hours at the following locations:

North Dakota Aeronautics Commission – 2301 University Dr. Building 22 Bismarck, ND

Grand Forks International Airport, Administration Office – 2301 Airport Dr. Grand Forks, ND

Grand Forks Public Library – 2110 Library Circle Grand Forks, ND

Written/emailed comments may be submitted prior to, and after the hearing, to the following address:

Curt Cady, Environmental Planner at KLJ

PO Box 1157

Bismarck, ND 58503

Note “GFK Public Hearing” in the subject heading.

Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time on December 18, 2020. If submitting a comment via the U.S. Postal Service, please allow enough time for mailing; your comment must be postmarked by that date.


Before including your name, address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.