About Ohio Aviation Association

Founded in 1965 as the Ohio Airport Manager's Association, the Ohio Aviation Association (OAA) is a non-profit corporation committed to airport development and safety in Ohio.  OAA’s mission is to promote aviation by providing a medium for the exchange of ideas, methods, information, and experiences; to foster public recognition and understanding of aviation in Ohio; to promote and encourage better relations between airports, users, and communities served; and to cooperate with all organizations working for the general advancement and benefit of aviation.

Association activities are primarily supported through membership dues and the dedicated volunteerism of its members.  Membership is comprised primarily of fixed base operators, airport sponsors, airport planners and engineers, pilots, and aviation enthusiasts.

Supporting Ohio Aviation

Vision:

The Ohio Aviation Association is the voice for airports that contribute to the economic vibrancy and well-being of Ohio, the birthplace of aviation.

To achieve this vision, OAA:

  • Advocates on behalf of Ohio’s airports at the local, state and federal level
  • Communicates the value and economic benefits of Ohio airports and aviation industry to members, legislators, the media and the public
  • Educates through an annual conference, peer-to-peer mentoring and additional training/forums
  • Engages members through regular communication, education and involvement in OAA activities

OAA Mission

The Ohio Aviation Association promotes aviation by advocating on behalf of airports in Ohio, communicating the economic benefits of Ohio airports and the aviation industry, as well as educating and engaging its members and the public.

Today, the OAA is made up of 254 members, 28 airports, and 20 companies.

Elections

OAA holds annual elections for Officer positions of the Board of Directors. These elections are held at the Annual Meeting typcially held in the spring of each year. All current members of the Association in good standing shall be entitled to vote at meetings of OAA.

Board of Directors Particulars

The officers of the association, together with the two past presidents and nine directors, that are members in good standings, elected at large at the Annual Business Meeting of OAA, shall constitute the Board of Directors which shall conduct the business of OAA.

Term

Directors shall be elected for 3-year terms, with terms staggered so that three Directors are elected each year.

Meetings

The board currently meets monthly in Central Ohio on the first Thursday from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Overall Responsibilities

  • Value and respect other board members and staff
  • Implement decisions with consensus
  • Focus on policy matters
  • Participate in organizational direction decisions
  • Understand organizational provisions – financial structure and operational foundations
  • Value membership opinions, needs, and wants
  • Serve with high ethical standards
  • Contribute to the board’s and society’s success
  • Celebrate  success
  • Be an active/involved board member
  • Represent the association with integrity, commitment, and respect

Specific Responsibilities

  • Attend and participate in board meetings. Plan your calendar in advance so that you can be present.
  • Provide a written report in advance of the board meeting.
  • Read the board packet in advance of the board meeting.
  • Attend the annual conference.
  • Coordinate  (one) 1 project per year. This can include working as a liaison with a committee, implementing an ongoing project or working with a taskforce on a new project.
  • Assist the Executive Committee as needed to accomplish their annual goals.
  • Promptly renew membership each year.
  • Agree to the terms provided in the Conflict of Interest, Whistleblower and Retention Policies.
  • Familiarize and use as an ongoing reference the board-only portal and its contents.
  • Assist  with orienting and mentoring new board members.
  • Leave/resign respectfully from the board if you find yourself in a situation where you cannot devote time and attention that the position and OAA deserves.

Bylaws

OAA's Bylaws outline the foundation of the association and its leadership. CLICK HERE to download the current bylaws.

Interested in Volunteering?

If you are interested in volunteering on a committee or serving on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Aviation, please read through the responsibilities above and OAA bylaws, and complete the information using this online form - CLICK HERE

Our History

Founded in 1965 as the Ohio Airport Manager's Association, the Ohio Aviation Association (OAA) is a non-profit corporation committed to airport development and safety in Ohio.  OAA’s mission is to promote aviation by providing a medium for the exchange of ideas, methods, information, and experiences; to foster public recognition and understanding of aviation in Ohio.

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