The Penn Valley Airport Authority was established in 1947 as a joint municipal corporation. Its initial membership consisted of Selinsgrove Borough, Middleburg Borough, Monroe Township, Freeburg Borough, Northumberland Borough and the City of Sunbury. The Borough of Freeburg relinquished its share of the Authority in 1980. The following counties and municipalities currently comprise the Penn Valley Airport Authority: Selinsgrove Borough, Northumberland Borough, Snyder County, Union County, Penn Township, Monroe Township, Middleburg Borough, Shamokin Dam Borough, and the City of Sunbury.
The Penn Valley Airport Authority leases the airport to a fixed-base operator. The Authority is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of eight members from the surrounding community.
- Manage all regulatory, licensure, and safety issues necessary to operate a licensed public use airport.
- Coordinate the airports development via the federally prepared Airport Master Plan.
- Source funding from Federal, State, and Local revenue streams to maintain and improve airport facilities, controlled airspace and flight paths.
- Fund the required local matching monies necessary to implement the Federally FundedMaster Plan and other Capital Improvement Projects.
- Select, and provide oversight of the “for profit” service providers that operate on the airports property.
- Promote economic growth in the region by managing a “keystone” component of the areas transportation infrastructure.
The Penn Valley Airport Authority has 8 seats | No set term length