Pemberton Regional Airport Authority

The overview committee for the Pemberton Airport underwent several incarnations before being incorporated under the Society Act in March 2007 as the Pemberton Regional Airport Authority (PRAA) . As an incorporated society, the PRAA is a non-profit organization where any funds or profits must be used only for the purposes of the society itself. Under its constitution, the purposes of the PRAA are:

(a) To develop, maintain, and operate the Pemberton Regional Airport, including facilities and services for passengers, for flight instruction, and for aircraft accomodation, rigging, maintenance and overhaul.

(b) To provide an efficient and well-maintained airport facility an service for the residents of and visitors to the Pemberton Valley and Whistler area.

(c) To acquire, hold, lease, manage, rent or sell any property other than land for the furtherance of the society's purposes.

(d) To apply for and hold any licence, permit or operating authority which may be required to carry out or which will further enhance the society's purposes.

(e) To enter into contracts with any person, body corporate, government or government ministry, department or authority which may further the purposes of the society.

(f) To solicit, receive, acquire and hold donations, gifts and legacies for the purposes of the society and to collect and receive rents, profits and other revenues, grants appropriations and subsidies for the purposes of the society.

(g) To sell or convert any property, other than land, into money from time to time, to invest and re-invest any principal in such a manner as may from time to time be determined ,and to distribute such money and property in the furtherance of the purposes of the society.

(h) To market, promote, coordinate and manage all services and facilities described in the society's purposes.

(i) To seek funding and financial assistance from the Government of Canada, Province of British Columbia, federal and provincial crown corporations and agencies, municipal governments, regional districts, corporate bodies and other local authorities in furtherance of the purposes of the society.

(j) To manage and coordinate the development of short, medium and long term plans to develop an improve the Pemberton Regional Airport

(k) To actively promote the Pemberton Regional Airport

(l) To do all things incidental or conductive to the attainment of the purposes of the society.

(m) To promote or oppose legislation or legislative change affecting aviation, aeronautics, the aircraft industry and all its branches

(n) To ensure that the development, maintenance, and operation of the Pemberton Regional Airport is carried out in accordance with the highest standards of environmental sustainability and accountability to the communities in the Pemberton Valley and surrounding areas.

General administration of the PRAA (minutes and agendas, meeting coordination, etc.) is conducted through the Village of Pemberton, however as an incorporated society the PRAA has the powers of an individual as well as an independent existence that is separate and distinct from its members and separate from the Village of Pemberton.

AGENDAS & MINUTES

Pemberton Regional Airport Authority

June 25, 2008 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
April 1, 2008 -AGM Agenda Minutes
October 15, 2007 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
March 27, 2007- AGM Agenda Minutes

SOCIETY DIRECTORS

The PRAA must have no more than nine (9) directors as per its constitution. Directors are appointed as follows:

  • two directors that were nominated formally and in writing by the Village of Pemberton;
  • one director that was nominated formally and in writing by the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District;
  • two directors that were nominated formally and in writing by the Lil'Wat Nation;
  • two directors that were nominated formally and in writing by the Resort Municipality of Whistler / Tourism Whistler;
  • one director that was nominated formally and in writing by the Pemberton and District Chamber of Commerce
  • the Village of Pemberton must also appoint one Member at Large as a director of the Society.

Quorum is 5 members present. Please see the complete constitution for full information on the appointment protocol and terms of PRAA directors.

Last Updated on Thursday, August 26, 2010