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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 Andrew Moore 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  the County Attorney, Michael E. Davis, 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, re-appointed 2017, term expires 5/31/21*
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John J. Perrone Jr., re-appointed 2017, term expires 5/31/21*
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Susan Keith, re-appointed 2017, term expires 5/31/21*
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Charles Henry Stuart, re-appointed 2017, term expires 5/31/21*
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Hon. John J. Howland, appointed upon the written recommendation of the President of the Monroe County Legislature
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Hon. Cynthia Kaleh, appointed upon the written recommendation of the President of the Monroe County Legislature

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*According to the MCAA Enabling Statute §2753-2: ..."all members shall continue to hold office until their successors are appointed and qualify."

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. John J. Howland


Finance Committee

Charles Henry Stuart, Chair

James G. Vazzana, Esq.

Susan Keith

MCAA Organizational Chart

MCAA 2019 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






January 30, 2019*
February 13, 2019**    

March 1, 2019**  
March 27, 2019***

May 15, 2019
July 17, 2019
September 18, 2019
November 20, 2019

*Date Changed from Jan. 16 to Jan. 30, ** Special Meeting ***Date changed from Mar. 20 to Mar. 27 


New York Open Meetings Law

Click here to read the full New York Open Meetings Law

MCAA Meeting Minutes-Prior Years

2018 MCAA Meeting/Committees Minutes

2017 MCAA Meeting/Committees Minutes

2016 MCAA Meeting/Committees Minutes

2015 MCAA Meeting/Committees Minutes

2014 MCAA Meeting/Committees 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

Extension of Credit to Board Members and Executive Officers Policy

Fixed Asset 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 12-31-19

Code of Ethics

Authority Bylaws

MCAA Chpt 663 of 1989 of the Laws of the State of New York

Enabling Statute

Lease & Operating Agreement between MCAA and Monroe County

2018 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




2018 Independent Auditors' Report/Financial Statements

2018 Annual Report

2018 Annual Public Authority Report

2018 PARIS Report (Annual Report)

2018 PARIS Investment Report

2018 PARIS Procurement Report


2017 Independent Auditors' Report/Financial Statements

2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Public Authority Report

2017 PARIS Report (Annual Report)

2017 PARIS Investment Report

2017 PARIS Procurement Report


2016 Independent Auditors' Report/Financial Statements

2016 Annual Report

2016 Annual Public Authority Report

2016 PARIS Report (Annual Report)

2016 PARIS Investment Report

2016 PARIS Procurement Report


2015 Independent Auditors' Report/Financial Statements

2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Public Authority Report

2015 PARIS Report (Annual Report)

2015 PARIS Investment Report

2015 PARIS Procurement Report


2014 Independent Auditors' Report/Financial Statements

2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Public Authority Report

2014 PARIS Report (Annual Report)

2014 PARIS Investment Report

2014 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.


CALL 1-800-398-1496

or - 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 ( 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.

How to File a Title VI Complaint with Monroe County

Click here to download Title 49 CFR Part 21

A Title VI complaint form can be obtained from Monroe County Department of Human Services, 111 Westfall Rd., Room 754A, Rochester, New York 14620 or by clicking the link below.

Click here to download the Title VI Complaint Form

In addition to the complaint process at Monroe County, complaints may be filed directly with the:

Federal Aviation Administration

Office of Civil Rights, ACR-1

800 Independence Avenue, D.C. 20591

Complaints must be filed within 180 days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence and should contain as much detailed information about the alleged discrimination as possible.

The form must be signed and dated, and include your contact information.

Contact Ms. Debbie Perna, Title VI Coordinator, (585) 753-6909 number with questions.

NOTE: If information is needed in another language or an interpreter is needed, contact Monroe County Department of Human Resources, by phone at 585 753-1700 or in person at Room 210, 39 W. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14614-1471 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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