Airport board meeting will go online

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Jackson Hole Airport board announced its regularly scheduled meeting next week will move to the County Commissioners Chambers in order to accommodate live-streaming capabilities.

The March Airport Board meeting on Wednesday, March 18 will now be held at the Teton County Commissioners Chambers on Willow Street at 9 a.m. The Airport Board Room does not have live-streaming capability, and the Airport wanted to ensure that members of our community who wanted to virtually attend the March Airport Board meeting have the option to view the meeting from home.

All written comments that have been made or are received by 12 p.m. on March 17 will be included in the Airport Board record and will be reviewed by the Airport Board. Public comments may be submitted by email at [email protected]

The change in meeting venue to accommodate live-streaming was prompted by COVID-19, and the recommendation of health officials that people practice social distancing. This is particularly for those over 65 or who have underlying health issues.

“Since the Teton County Commissioners Chambers have excellent live stream capabilities, we are very happy they agreed to let us hold our March meeting in their chambers,” said Airport Board president Jerry Blann. “This will provide an opportunity for community members who are taking extra precautions during this time to attend the meeting electronically.”

The Jackson Hole Airport remains open and will continue to operate while taking important measures to protect the community, staff, stakeholders and airport users. However, the airport will pause public programs held in the terminal to reduce public congestion. This is two weeks earlier than they would normally be commenced at the end of the busy winter season.

“It is our responsibility to provide the best environment we can while continuing to serve the needs of our community and the traveling public,” said airport director Jim Elwood. “We will continue to monitor COVID-19 locally and nationally, coordinate with community partners, and implement policies and procedures as needed.”

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