Clinton County Port Authority

Specifically charged with economic development and job creation, Port Authorities in Ohio can take advantage of their legal authority to encourage and enhance economic development opportunities for businesses to start and grow. The Clinton County Port Authority was established in 2004 by the Clinton County Commissioners.  

In June of 2010, the Clinton County, Ohio, Port Authority took ownership of the Wilmington Air Park. It now operates and manages over 1,900 acres surrounding the two-runway, fully functional Part 139 airport. Nearly 3 million square feet of office, warehouse and hangar space are included in the airport property. In 2019, the Port Authority was designated as the economic development organization for Clinton County and all county development efforts are now concentrated through the Port Authority. 

Today, the Clinton County Port Authority is the first stop for businesses looking to expand into Clinton County and local businesses looking to grow.  

The Clinton County Port Authority is governed by an all-volunteer board appointed by the Clinton County Commissioners. Board members serve four-year terms.

Left to Right: Jim West, Bill Ferguson, Chair Walt Rowsey, Renee LaPin, Secretary/Fiscal Officer Brian Smith, Vice Chair Beth Ellis, and John Settlemyre

Board and Committee Meetings are open to the public. Information about meeting times, locations, and any necessary registration information can be found on the calendar of Upcoming Events. Meeting Minutes and Agendas for 2017 through 2019 can be found HERE, while Meeting Minutes and Agendas for 2020 through the current year can be found on the Upcoming Events listing for each meeting.

The Port Authority operates its own Economic Development website at

News & Press Releases
Upcoming Events

General Information
Economic Development Director
Jennifer Klus Ekey
Port Authority Executive Director
Dan Evers
Phone Numbers
Emergencies: Dial 911
Wilmington Air Park
1113 Airport Road