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Do you have an upcoming event or big news at your organization? Or are you curious to see what is happening in the industry? Use this page to see member news from around the state. If you are interested in sharing your news, please send an email to Please note that only member organizations are eligible to share information on this page.

  • May 15, 2024 11:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please see the letter of support linked below that was signed by airport leaders throughout the state in support of the State Aviation Fund. 

    Click here to view the letter.

  • March 27, 2024 1:59 PM | Anonymous

    Ms. Robin Sobotta (previously PRC Airport Director) is now with to the FAA, the Airports Division, the Western-Pacific Region and the Phoenix Airports District Office

    Ms. Sobotta’s is a Program Manager – Planner for the Phoenix ADO.

    Robin has an extensive career in airport management in Arizona and California. She is joining the FAA having most recently served as the Airport Director for the Prescott Regional Airport (PRC) in Prescott, Arizona. Robin had previously worked for the City of Phoenix Aviation Department at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

    Robin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations/Advertising and Political Science from Grand Valley State University, a Master of Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and her Ph.D. in Public Administration from Arizona State University.

    Robin is an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives.

    Prescott Regional wishes Ms. Sobotta all the best!!

  • March 27, 2024 1:59 PM | Anonymous

    Mr. Crider comes to Prescott from San Antonio, TX, where he served as Executive Vice President for Airport/Railport & Military Relations at Port San Antonio, where he was the executive agent for Kelly Field. Mr. Crider has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management from the University of Central Texas and a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy & Management from The Ohio State University. Rick is an Accredited Airport Executive and First Vice Chair of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

    Mr. Crider will begin his new role on May 28, 204, Kelly Fredericks of KJF Consulting LLC will remain the Interim Director until such time.

    Prescott Regional is excited to have Mr. Crider PRC!

  • June 01, 2021 8:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    June 1, 2021

    Martin Roush, P.E., Electrical Engineer, Joins Monrad Engineering Team

    When Martin Roush, P.E. joined Monrad Engineering Inc. (MEI) earlier this year, the firm bolstered its professional electrical engineering capabilities and knowledge base to better serve its local, regional, and national clients.

    Martin has long-lived experience in various aspects of the design, construction, and municipal  operations settings. He has held positions as an electrical engineer, civil engineer, general manager, public works director, city manager, and project manager over the past 35 years.

    He is registered as an electrical engineer in Arizona and civil engineer in Arizona, California, and Hawaii. He holds a BSEE from The University of Arizona (UA), MSCE from UA, and MPA from the University of Guam. He is the proud father of three teenage girls.

    “We welcome Martin back to his hometown of Tucson and his many friends and colleagues throughout southern Arizona”, stated Christian K. Monrad, P.E., Vice President of MEI.

    Martin will assist Fernando Galvez, President of MEI, and Christian Monrad, in the acquisition and delivery of both public- and private-sector projects to MEI’s diverse clientele, which has grown and evolved during the past 39 years of practice.

    MEI provides comprehensive services in every sector of consulting electrical engineering. Its vast experience ranges from design of power distribution, super-efficient lighting and daylighting systems, and high-performance / Zero-Net Energy buildings to highly specialized telecommunications and life safety systems.

    MEI’s staff has received nationally recognized BICSI Registered Communications Distribution Design (RCDD) status and US Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional credentials, resulting in the completion of twelve LEED-rated projects. MEI is a City of Tucson, Pima County, State of Arizona, and State of Nevada certified DBE/SBE consultant.

    Media Contact:

    Fernando Galvez, P.E., RCDD
    President, Monrad Engineering Inc.
    520 338 8235

  • August 14, 2020 10:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    COTTONWOOD, AZ – The City of Cottonwood Municipal Airport is calling all local artists to submit an original design for an aeronautical compass rose. The winner will paint their compass rose on the ramp at the Airport at approximately 50 feet in diameter as part of the national airmarking program. In addition to aesthetic appeal and creativity, the design must also incorporate the technical requirements of a usable compass rose. An airport compass rose is used to calibrate the aircraft’s magnetic compass. It is also often a unique airfield identifier found at many general aviation airports. Artists are encouraged to provide a design that incorporates the essence of Cottonwood. To download an informational flyer with more information including compass rose examples visit

    Contest Rules

    Eligibility: Artists must live or work in the Verde Valley. Submissions may be made by individual artists or teams. Employees of the City of Cottonwood and their families are not eligible.

    Submission: Entries may be submitted as either original artwork, photos of artwork, or as digital files (EPS, JPG, or PDF are acceptable digital file formats). Entries should be accompanied by examples of previous work by artist or team.

    Deadline: Entries must be received no later than noon Wednesday, September 30. Hard-copy entries may be dropped off at City Hall (827 N. Main St.). Digital entries should be sent to

    Judging: A committee comprised of City employees will select five finalists. These entries will be posted, and the Cottonwood community will be invited to vote for their favorite. Whichever entry receives the most community votes will paint their compass rose on the ramp at the Cottonwood Municipal Airport. The timeline for judging is as follows:

    • Finalists will be announced Wednesday, October 7.
    • Community voting will be conducted online through Wednesday, October 21.
    • The winner will be announced Friday, October 30.

    The winning compass rose will be painted on the Airport ramp by the winning artist, with paint and supplies paid for by
    the City.

    Prize: The winner(s) will be taken on a ride with an aviator. A dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting are slated for Friday, November 20. The winner(s) and family members will be invited to participate in the dedication ceremony conducted by the City of Cottonwood.

    Please direct any questions to

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