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NWA Regional Airport Authority Board

The purpose of the NWA Regional Airport Authority Board is to construct, maintain and operate a regional airport and such auxiliary services and facilities as may be deemed desirable.

NWA Regional Airport Authority Board Members

This Board consists of members from Benton and Washington Counties as well as the cities of Bentonville, Rogers, Siloam Springs, Springdale, and Fayetteville. Two (2) appointments are appointed by the County Judge and confirmed by the Quorum Court. This Board consists of 14 members, two (2) from each county and two (2) from each city.

Terms last six (6) years, no more than two (2) consecutive terms.

Benton County

NamePositionStatusAppointment DateExpiring
Jonathan BarnettPosition #1AppointedOctober 2019December 2022
Phil Phillips Jr.Position #2AppointedJanuary 2019December 2024

Washington County

NamePositionAppointment DateExpiring
Mervin JebarajPosition #1December 2020December 2024
Phil Phillips Jr.Position #2
January 2019December 2026


NamePositionAppointment DateExpiring
Brian BurkePosition #1
Vice Chair
August 2018December 2024
Howard KerrPosition #2January 2009December 2026


NamePositionAppointment DateExpiring
Blake WoolseyPosition #1
Past Chair
January 2015December 2026
Mitchell JohnsonPosition #2
August 2008December 2026


NamePositionAppointment DateExpiring
Sara LilygrenPosition #1
March 2014December 2022
Jerry WaltonPosition #2March 2019December 2022

Siloam Springs

NamePositionAppointment DateExpiring
Jim KrallPosition #1May 2018December 2024
Art MorrisPosition #2February 1994December 2016


NamePositionAppointment DateExpiring
Mitchell JohnsonPosition #1
August 2017December 2022
Philip TaldoPosition #2March 1999December 2024

Executive Staff

NamePositionOffice ContactEmail
Aaron BurkesCEO(479)
Ms. Kelly JohnsonCOO(479)
Tim O’DonnellCFO(479)
Andrew BranchBusiness Development(479)


Bridget Murphy

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    Barry Moehring


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    215 E. Central Ave.
    Bentonville, AR 72712

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