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New airport commission draws interest from several applicants 

Paso Robles Airport Commission applicants

The Paso Robles City Council is in the process of interviewing candidates for a new Paso Robles Airport Commission that will oversee planning and development at the airport. The new commission will replace the Paso Robles Airport Advisory Committee, which the council recently disbanded.

Due to the overwhelming response from applicants, a total of 27, the council is scheduled several days of interviews. The council is expected to appoint seven members to the commission. Below is a list of the candidates with some information provided in their applications.

Paso Robles Airport Commission applicants

  • Matthew J. Andros – Santa Margarita resident, pilot, president of Andros Engineering, leaseholder at airport
  • Kristin M. Barter – Paso Robles resident, teacher at Liberty Continuation High School,
  • Kenneth E. Butts – Templeton resident, property manager at Applied Technologies at the airport, former member of airport advisory committee
  • Kenneth J. Cameron – Paso Robles resident, pilot, nuclear security officer at Pacific Gas and Electric
  • Elliot M. Cannon – Paso Robles resident, pilot, former member of airport advisory committee
  • Martin K. Caskey – Paso Robles resident, commercial pilot, aviation consultant at C Aero Service, sub-leaseholder at airport, former member of airport advisory committee
  • Eric A. Cook – Paso Robles resident, FAA designated pilot examiner, flight simulator operator, former member of airport advisory committee
  • Philip J. Corman – Paso Robles resident, retired, former member of airport advisory committee
  • Ronald J. Cuff – Paso Robles resident, Naval aviator, real estate investor
  • Mitchell G. Culver – Paso Robles resident, pilot, real estate sales and development, leaseholder at airport
  • Gerald G. Dallons – Paso Robles resident, Realtor
  • Ernest Gerry Finn – Paso Robles resident, engineer, former member of airport advisory committee
  • David H. Fretwell – Paso Robles resident, pilot, CEO of Scarliffe Associates, former member of airport advisory committee
  • Tony Gaspar – Paso Robles resident, pilot, owner of Connect Home Loans
  • Dale Gustin – Paso Robles resident, retired attorney
  • John R. Hamon III – Paso Robles resident, student pilot, vice president Hamon Overhead Door, son of Councilman John Hamon
  • Gary L. Marshall – Paso Robles resident, pilot, engineer at Communitas Architects
  • Richard E. Morton – Paso Robles resident, director of maintenance at Sinton Helicopters at the airport
  • Michael E. Nunno – San Luis Obispo resident, pilot, construction manager, certified public accountant, real estate broker
  • Jeffrey G. Quaid – Paso Robles resident, Delta Air Lines pilot
  • Ronald A. Rose – Paso Robles resident, archaeologist at Cultural Resource Management Services, former member of airport advisory committee
  • Mark B. Scarbrough – San Miguel resident, pilot, carpenter at State of California Military Department
  • William M. Siegel – Templeton resident, former Navy officer, airline pilot
  • Frank J. Shaw – Paso Robles resident, pilot, prison industries administrator, former owner of Shaw Aviation Service, former member of airport advisory committee
  • Sherman G. Smoot – Templeton resident, retired commercial pilot, flight instructor, president of Bella Luna Winery, president of Estrella Warbirds Museum
  • B. Dale Stanley – Paso Robles resident, pilot, master automotive technician
  • Jerry R. Takier – Paso Robles resident, certified public accountant, board member of Estrella Warbirds Museum


The Paso Robles Airport Commission will act in an advisory and decision-making capacity to the city council in matters pertaining to aeronautical activities, proposed uses and safety of operations at the Paso Robles Municipal Airport, leases, economic development, and the Airport Business Improvement Plan implementation.

The commission will consist of seven regular appointed members who are each assigned in staggered three year terms. Due to the extensive amount of applications received, interviews were divided into three nights, Oct. 13, 20, 27. After the final night of interviews, the city council is expected to deliberate and make appointments for the new airport commission.


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