Clinton County Port Authority
Wilmington Air Park
1113 Airport Road
Wilmington, Ohio 45177
Kevin Carver, Executive Director
Beth Huber, Associate Director
The Clinton County, Ohio Port Authority is special purpose government formed by the Clinton County Commissioners in 2004. A Port Authority structure is often used to operate transportation infrastructure and lead the way for economic development. Port Authorities can own land, operate shipping terminals, airports and railroads.
Governed by an all-volunteer board appointed by the Clinton County Commissioners, the Board members of the Clinton County Port Authority serve four-year terms.
In June of 2010, the Clinton County, Ohio Port Authority was deeded the Wilmington Air Park from DHL. In total, approximately 1,500 acres were donated. Subsequently, the Clinton County Port Authority purchased available, adjacent land from DHL to bring the land total up to 1,900 acres surrounding the two-runway, fully functional Part 139 airport.
By a joint effort of the Ohio Development Services Agency and the US Economic Agency, the Clinton County Port Authority and Clinton County were issued $1.3 million to fund a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF). The Clinton County Port Authority, as lead agent in the project, will administer the RLF. The RLF Coordinator will meet with candidates initially and then present the information to a five-member advisory board. The funds will be available to support business growth in the County.
Regular meetings of the Clinton County Port Authority are held on the second Thursday of each month at the Wilmington Air Park at 9 a.m. (unless otherwise publicized). Proper ID is required to gain access to the Air Park.
Board Members include:
Chair: David Hockaday
Vice Chair: Bill Marine
Secretary/Fiscal Officer: Brian Smith
Past Chair: Fred Ertel
For more information on the Wilmington Air Park, the RLF and the Clinton County Port Authority, visit our web site at www.wilmingtonairpark.com