Monroe County Airport Authority (MCAA)

The Monroe County Airport Authority (MCAA) is a public benefit corporation that was created to finance, construct, develop, operate and maintain aviation and other related facilities and services with the County of Monroe and is included in the reporting entity of the County.  The Authority is organized under the Public Authorities Law of the State of New York.  The oversight body is the Authority board. All appointments by the County Executive shall be confirmed by a majority vote of the County Legislature.  Airport Director Michael A. Giardino serves as the Administrative Director.  The Chairperson, James G. Vazzana is appointed by the County Executive.  The County's Director of Finance, Robert Franklin serves as Treasurer of the Authority and County Attorney, Merideth Smith, Esq., serves as the Secretary of the Authority.  The Authority leases the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) from the County and operates under the terms of a trust indenture dated Sept. 15, 1989, as amended.


Mission Statement:

The mission of the Monroe County Airport Authority is to ensure that the Greater Rochester International Airport provides safe, efficient and economical air transportation for the traveling public and promotes economic development, trade and tourism throughout the Greater Rochester area.

The Authority will continue to optimize the use of airport facilities in order to enhance and expand business development and to foster economic growth in our region.

Monroe County Airport Authority (MCAA)

Board Members:

All MCAA Board members are appointed by the Monroe County Executive.

All members are volunteers and receive no compensation.


James G. Vazzana, Esq., Chairperson, appointed as Chairperson in 1995, serves at the pleasure of the Monroe County Executive
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R. Thomas Flynn, Vice-Chairperson, appointed 2011, term expires 12/31/13
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John J. Perrone Jr., appointed 2013, term expires 12/31/15
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Susan Keith, re-appointed 2010, term expires 12/31/13
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Charles Henry Stuart, appointed 2013, term expires 12/31/16
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Hon. Anthony Daniele, appointed 2013, term expires 12/31/16
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Hon. Cynthia Kaleh, appointed 2013, term expires 12/31/15

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Committee Membership:

Governance Committee

R. Thomas Flynn, Chair

James G. Vazzana, Esq.

Susan Keith

Hon. Cynthia Kaleh


Audit Committee

John J. Perrone, Jr., Chair

Charles Henry Stuart

Hon. Anthony Daniele


Finance Committee

Charles Henry Stuart, Chair

James G. Vazzana, Esq.

Susan Keith


MCAA Organizational Chart


MCAA 2015 Meetings

All MCAA Board Meetings begin at 12 noon in the Monroe County Airport Authority Board Room located in Airport Administration. Meeting dates & times are subject to change, please refer to the website for updated information.

 

Committee Meetings

Regular Meetings

Date

 Agenda

Minutes

 Agenda

Minutes

January 21, 2015
March 25, 2015*
May 20, 2015
July 15, 2015
September 23, 2015
November 18, 2015
     

*Annual Meeting & Regular Meeting


New York Open Meetings Law

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MCAA Meeting Minutes-Prior Years

2014 MCAA Meeting/Committees Agendas & Minutes

2013 MCAA Meeting/Committees Agendas & Minutes

2012 MCAA Meeting/Committees Agendas & Minutes

2011 MCAA Meeting/Committees Agendas & Minutes

2010 MCAA Meeting/Committees Agendas & Minutes

2009 MCAA Meeting/Committees Agendas & Minutes


MCAA Policies

Assets: Tracking, Inventory and Disposal of Assets and Acquisition of Real Property

Business and Travel Expense Policy

Credit Card Policy

Disbursement Policy

Internal Controls and Financial Accountability Policy

Investment and Deposit Policy

Procurement Policy

Procurement Disclosure Policy

Travel Policy

Whistleblower Policy


MCAA Documents

Budget Report for MCAA Fiscal Year Ending 12-31-15

Code of Ethics

Authority Bylaws

Enabling Statute

2013 Annual Report on Operations and Accomplishments

Authority Schedule of Debt

Management's Assessment of the Authority's Internal Control Structure & Procedures

Authority Performance Measures and Report

Personal and Real Property Transactions

Annual Investment Report

Property Owned by MCAA


Fee Schedules

Room Rentals

Parking


2013

2013 Independent Auditors' Report/Financial Statements

2013 Annual Report

2013 Annual Public Authority Report

2013 PARIS Report (Annual Report)

2013 PARIS Investment Report

2013 Paris Procurement Report


2012

2012 Independent Auditors' Report/Financial Statements

2012 Annual Report

2012 Annual Public Authority Report

2012 PARIS Report (Annual Report)

2012 PARIS Investment Report

2012 Paris Procurement Report


2011

2011 Independent Auditors' Report/Financial Statements

2011 Annual Report

2011 Annual Public Authority Report

2011 PARIS Report (Annual Report)

2011 PARIS Investment Report

2011 PARIS Procurement Report


2010

2010 Independent Auditors' Report/Financial Statements

2010 Annual Report

2010 Annual Public Authority Report

2010 PARIS Report (Annual Report)

2010 PARIS Investment Report

2010 PARIS Procurement Report


2009

2009 Independent Auditors' Report/Financial Statements

2009 Annual Report

2009 PARIS Report (Annual Report)

2009 PARIS Investment Report

2009 PARIS Procurement Report


2008

2008 Independent Auditors' Report/Financial Statements

2008 Annual Report

2008 PARIS Report (Annual Report)

2008 PARIS Investment Report

2008 PARIS Procurement Report


Ethics Hotline

Monroe County Airport Authority provides a reporting hotline for employees to anonymously report any of the following incidents:

Ethical Violations  Wrongful Discharge
Unsafe Working Conditions Internal Controls
Quality of Service  Vandalism and Sabotage
Sexual Harassment  Theft
Discrimination Conduct  Conduct Violations
Alcohol and Substance Abuse  Threats
Fraud  Bribery and Kickbacks
Conflict of Interest  Improper Conduct
Theft and Embezzlement Violation of Company Policy
Violation of the Law Misuse of Company Property
Falsification of Contract, Reports or Records

All calls are confidential and the identity of the caller will remain anonymous.

ANONYMOUS REPORTING HOTLINE

CALL 1-800-398-1496

or

www.lighthouse-services.com - submit report

Login Name: Monroe           Password: complaint


Freedom Of Information Law (FOIL)

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Authority (MCAA) FAQ’s

  1. What is the purpose of the Monroe County Airport Authority (MCAA)?
    The Monroe County Airport Authority (the Authority) is a public benefit corporation that was created to finance, construct, develop, operate and maintain aviation and other related facilities and services within the County of Monroe (the County).

  2. When was the Authority created and by who?
    The Authority is organized under the Public Authorities Law of the State of New York and was created during County Executive Tom Frey’s administration. The original lease and operating agreement was signed September 15, 1989.

  3. Does the Authority own the Airport?
    The Authority leases the Greater Rochester International Airport (GRIA) from the County and operates under the terms of a lease and operating agreement.

  4. What is the purpose?
    The Authorities primary responsibility is to promote economic development, maintain safe, secure, efficient and economical air transportation within the County for the benefit of the community, the surrounding region and the air transportation industry.

  5. Are my tax dollars paying for airport operations and renovations?
    No.  Since the creation of the Authority not one single local tax dollar goes to airport operations or capital improvements.  The airport is 100% self-sufficient.

  6. How is the Airport Operations paid for?
    The airport generates airline revenue from usage fees and non-airline revenue through parking, advertising and concession fees.  This revenue pays for all Airport Operations including salaries, snow removal and all operating services.

  7. How are the Airport Capital Improvements paid for then?
    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants and Passenger Facility Charges (PFC) along with State Aid are the major sources of revenue to pay for capital improvements.  If the FAA grants and State Aid are not used at GRIA, the money will be allocated to other airports.  The FAA regulated PFC’s are collected from passengers by the airlines and remitted to the airport to pay for approved capital improvements.

  8. Are Authority Board Members paid?
    No.  Board members volunteer their time to serve on the Authority they are not paid nor compensated in any way.

  9. Who is on the Airport Authority Board?
    The board consists of seven members.  Current board members are listed on the Monroe County website (www.monroecounty.gov) under Airport Information.  Board members are selected for their professional experience, knowledge and interest in the aviation industry.  They are appointed by the Monroe County Legislature upon recommendation from the County Executive, majority and minority leaders of the Legislature.

  10. How often are Board Meetings held?
    Authority Board Meetings are normally held every other month.

  11. Are the meetings open to the public?
    Yes.  Board Meetings are open for public attendance.

  12. How are issues brought to the Authority?
    Airport Issues are brought to the Authority by Board members, the Administrative Director, Secretary, Treasurer, airport staff or public inquiry via correspondence, public hearings or the Airports website.

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