The Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority was created as a public agency by the State of Florida to operate and manage the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. The Airport Authority is tasked with the power to acquire, construct, improve, finance, operate, and maintain the airport facilities for the primary purpose of meeting the air transportation needs of Sarasota and Manatee counties. The commitment of the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority is driven by its sense of responsibility to the people they serve.
The Authority has six Commissioners appointed by the Governor, each serving four year terms. Three Commissioners reside in Manatee County and three reside in Sarasota County. The Airport Authority Board meets monthly. Regular and Special meetings are publicly advertised and conducted in accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act. A list of the current Board Commissioners, a calendar of regular meeting dates for the current year, and other Authority documents may be found on our website under Board Info.
The Airport Authority Commission directly employs the President, Chief Executive Officer. The President, CEO, executes Authority policy decisions and coordin...ates the activities of the airport. The Management staff, headed by the President, Chief Executive Officer, facilitates the daily operations and activities of the airport. You may find a list of the Airport's Management and Support team by visiting our website and clicking on Management.
The Airport Authority has no ad valorem taxing power and supports its annual operating and debt service budget from its business operations. If you would like to obtain additional information about the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority please submit your request to us by clicking on Contact Us via our website.