Airport Authority Board

The Airport Authority Board is a volunteer nine-member board established through transition of city-owned to airport authority between three counties: Benton, Sherburne and Stearns. It acts in review, advisory, and decision-making capacity regarding airport operation and construction.

Airport Authority Transition Press Release 12/31/2021

The St. Cloud City Council, along with the Benton, Sherburne, and Stearns County Boards of Commissioners have created a Regional Airport Authority to govern and manage the St. Cloud Regional Airport for the following purposes:

  • promote the public welfare and to service the public interest, convenience and necessity
  • promote national, state and local air navigation and transportation
  • develop the full potential of aviation in the St. Cloud Regional Airport as an aviation center
  • and provide for the most economical and effective use of aeronautic facilities and services located at the St. Cloud Regional Airport

Each government entity appoints two members to the Airport Authority Commission. In addition, one Commissioner is appointed by mutual agreement of the four entities.

Commissioner Brian Myres, Board Chair (Sherburne County)
Commissioner Ryan Daniel, Board Vice Chair (City of St. Cloud)
Commissioner King Banaian (City of St. Cloud)
Commissioner Jami Bestgen (Sherburne County)
Commissioner Marshall Grams (Stearns County)
Commissioner Kurt Hunstiger (Benton County)
Commissioner Angela Olson (Member at Large)
Commissioner John Quade (Benton County)

Commissioner Craig Blonigan (Stearns County) - not pictured

Picture of Board Members

L to R: John Quade, Marshall Grams, Brian Myres, Jami Bestgen, 

King Banaian, Kurt Hunstiger, Angela Olson, Ryan Daniel


Unless otherwise posted, board meetings are scheduled for the third Thursday of every month at 3:00 pm

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

 Recent Agendas and Minutes