12/18/2012 9:45:00 PM City of Prescott names new airport manager
PRESCOTT - Jeff Tripp, who has worked for the Prescott Airport off and on over the past decade and a half, recently accepted the position of permanent airport manager.
The city announced the appointment on its website this week, reporting that Tripp began work on Dec. 14.
Tripp, a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, worked first as a temporary airport maintenance employee in the late 1999s, before taking on the role of assistant airport manager in 1999. He served as assistant manager until 2006, and then returned to the airport in a temporary capacity from September 2011 to March 2012.
Most recently, he worked for the City of Mesa at Falcon Field as an Airport Projects Supervisor.
Tripp holds a master's degree in aeronautical science in aviation and aerospace safety systems.
Tripp will replace former Airport Manager Ben Vardiman, who resigned this past year. The city's human resources department reported that the search for a new manager attracted 53 applicants, 19 of whom were from Arizona.